PREPARE TASTY COCONUT RICE THIS WEEKEND

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My earliest memory of coconut rice wasn’t all that bad, although I didn’t care for it so much at the time and I was a child but somehow the memory of that coconut rice lived in my head for a while so I expected the subsequent taste to live up to the standard but I was rudely disappointed and I guess that’s when I lost all interest in coconut rice. Years down that road, I went to a friends place and guess what she offered me? “Coconut Rice” well I couldn’t deny, It smelt divine so I dug in and the rest is history;

coconut rice

Plating

Today I bring you the nigerian coconut rice recipe with a twist;

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Cup Meat stock (chicken stock, turkey stock or beef stock )
  • 200g Fresh shrimp
  • 3 Cups rice
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil/ Butter or Canola oil
  • 2 Whole Coconuts Or Coconut Milk
  • 1 Red bell pepper or 4 chilies
  • Spring onions
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1 Green pepper
  • 2 Seasoning cubes or more to taste
  • Salt to taste

What You Need To Do;

  • Place clean rice into a pot, add enough water and cook for 10 minutes. Pour into a seive and douse in cold water to remove excess starch.
  • Break and remove coconut skin, Pound in a mortar an squeeze out the juice.
  • Pour the milk into a clean pot then add the rice, meat stock, shrimps, seasoning and salt to taste. Cover and leave to cook for 15 minutes till liquid dries.
Step 3

Step 3

  • While waiting for the rice to cook, chop spring onions, bell peppers and carrot into tiny bits.
Step 4

Step 4

  • Melt butter or pour vegetable oil into a non stick pan and stir fry chopped vegetables for 5 minutes.
  • Add stir fried vegetables into the dry rice and mix together, leave to cook for 5 minutes before turning off the burner.
coconut rice recipe

Finish

Recipe Source: Dobby’s Signature.

What twist/Ingredient do you add to your coconut rice to make it tastier, Share with us in the comment section below.

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