- 750g Thai fragrant rice
Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…
- 100ml coconut milk
Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…
- 2 lime leaves, torn
Lime leaves are obtained from the kaffir lime, which is not a true lime at all but rather a…
- 100g desiccated coconut, toasted, in a dry pan until golden
Boil the kettle. Wash the rice 3 times in cold water, draining each time to remove the starch, then tip into a large saucepan with a well-fitting lid. Add the coconut milk, lime leaves and 1 tsp salt, then stir.
Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the rice. Cover, bring to the boil and cook for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and leave the rice to steam with the lid on for 20 mins. Run a fork through the rice to fluff it up, then scatter over the toasted coconut just before serving.
Making coconut riceJohn Torode says: "The mistake everyone makes with coconut rice is putting in too much coconut as it cooks. It needs the tiniest amount, then just a sprinkle of toasted coconut when served."