Coconut Rice

Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 40 minutesTotal time: 1 1⁄6 hours


Coconut Rice, using the coconut liquid to cook the rice


2 cups
white rice (long grain preferable)
dried coconuts (shelled)
4 cups
water (boiling)
1⁄2 cup
vegetable oil
salt to taste


How to make Coconut Rice?
1. Grater coconuts and add to boiling water. Stir briskly and strain to remove the coconut fibre from the liquid.
2. Use this liquid to cook the rice.
3. Wash rice and add to boiling coconut liquid.
4. Boil rapidly, add salt to taste and oil.
5. As the rice cooks stir gently to prevent it sticking at the bottom and distribute the oil.
6. When rice grains are swollen reduce heat and allow rice to steam slowly.
7. Serve hot with rich and spicy protein dish; garnished with vegetables.


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