All the coconut lovers please raise your hands let’s know ourselves
Coconut is one of my favorite fruit to eat; you can pair it with soft hot bread, boiled corn or just eat it as a snack on its own! Sigh, it has so many nutritious health benefits which are why there is a recent hype to it, these days this is virtually nothing you can’t make with or from coconut.
Coconut Rice one yummy and equally cost effective meal that you can make which will satisfy the whole family, my secret to making it extra delicious and pocket friendly is by making the milk myself from fresh coconut, instead of buying the store packed ones.
For today’s recipe we will just be making use of the coconut milk and trust me this is so yummy and easy to prepare, even if it’s your first time you won’t get it wrong, so let’s get cooking.
3cups of rice
4cups fresh coconut milk
Red chilly peppers
Salt and seasoning
2tablespoon ground crayfish
Vegetable oil 4tablespoon
Wash and parboil your rice for 10-12 minutes, strain and set aside.
Wash and slice all your veggies (tomatoes, peppers and onions ) , place a deep sauce pan on low heat and add in your vegetable oil, allow to heat up a bit then you add your veggies in no particular order.
Sauté the veggies for a few minutes, now it’s time to include your Bay leaves (3leaves is enough) salt and seasoning, leave to cook for three minutes and then add your coconut milk.
Once you have added your milk, leave to cook for five minutes, give it a good stir and taste to make sure your salt and seasoning is adequate, as this is the base for your coconut rice.
After five minutes, add in your rice, stir to incorporate and leave to cook for at least 15minutes or till the rice is cooked through and soft, by now I bet the aroma of the coconut milk is making you salivate, lol, allow the rice to dry of every liquid and serve garnished with some the green peppers and any side of protein that you like.
So guys that’s your simple, easy and extra yummy coconut rice! Kindly try out this recipe and let me know how it went in the comment section.
P.S the more pepper in this dish the tastier it is, but feel free to use pepper to your discretion.
To make the coconut milk, simply break open your coconut, remove the flesh and chop it into tiny bits, blend it with enough water in your blender and strain using a cheese cloth, yes it’s that easy.
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