Hi guys, hope your week has been great? Ok, so I decided to make a first time recipe. First time in the sense I have never made it before. So for me this is an adventure. 😊
I decided to make Coconut rice, normally for me , what comes to mind is sticky rice, boy was I wrong! This recipe can be made using normal rice. The most important ingredient needed is coconut milk.👏😊.
By the way, No need to worry about necessarily looking for coconut tree, or even coconut to break, if you can find it at local markets, that’s great. All you have to do is break it, drain the water, grate it and add water to extract its milky goodness. However if you can’t find real coconut, never fear. You can go to your nearest supermarket and get tinned coconut milk.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1hr 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 40minutes
Large frying pan
Large cooking pot
Ingredients for coconut rice:
3 cups of rice
2 Chicken breasts
1 large kidney
2 cups of prawns
1 tinned coconut milk
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 orange pepper
1 Large onion
1 knorr rich beef stock pot
2 knorr cubes
2 tablespoons of oil
Salt to taste
Lets get started.
Wash the rice, add it to the pot and pour half of the coconut milk, little water and cook on a low heat. Use tin foil to cover the pot. Foil paper is heat resistant, so it helps to keep the heat inside, which helps the rice in cooking faster. Cook for the first 20 minutes.
Set aside the other half of the coconut milk, you will need it to finish the cooking. Wash the kidney add a little salt and cook with little water. This is so that the water does not boil over, as kidney stock tends to rise while boiling. Cook for 15 minutes.
Wash your peppers and chop. At this time to check your rice. Ensure that the coconut water has not dried out, if its getting too low, add a little water, I mean really little water, as you don’t want to dilute the taste.
Check your kidney, it should be boiled by now. Remove it from the heat, set it aside and let it cool down. During this time, chop the chicken breast, and onions. Side aside. Once cooled, chop it up.
Check the rice, it should be a little soft, add the rest of the coconut milk and cook until soft enough to chew.
Next heat up the oil in another frying pan, add the chopped onions and fry until transparent. Add the chopped chicken breast and fry until brown. This will enhance the taste of the coconut rice, trust me 😊. Add the chopped kidney, fry for a about 3 minutes.
Next add the prawns, it will make the oil go watery. That’s fine as Prawns secrets water, even while frying.
Next add the chopped peppers, sweet corn and fry for another minute. Add the knorr cube at this stage. I like it this way because it gives the rice more flavour.
Add the mixed vegetable to the rice in stages and mix. This is so that the ingredients are well incorporated and not sparse while serving. Simmer for 3 to 5minutes. Do not over simmer, the vegetable still has to be crunchy 😊.
All done! Well done you!👏
Now plate the yummy goodness and reward yourself with a nice cold drink (water, juice) and eat. You have earned it. Oh by the way, don’t forget to serve your guest if you are making this for your guest as well. We would want you to deprive them of your skills. 😊.
That’s it from me.
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