In every event across Africa, fried rice, jollof rice is usually served, but not coconut rice. Why? Maybe because of the cooking process I wonder most times.
But hey, this is an easy way to prepare coconut rice with ease. Nigerian coconut rice is soothingly tasty and nutritious.
Coconut milk extract
3 Cigar cup of Rice
1 Cigar cup Crayfish
2 cups of hot water
Fresh Pepper to taste
1kg Meat/Fish/Goat meat/ chicken
1 bulb, onions 1/2 cup
Tomato Paste (optional)
2 Seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
2 tbspoons frying oil
Vegetables: carrots, red pepper,green peas (optional)
Coconut rice can be enjoyed along side peppered chicken. Boil chicken with Maggi cube,curry and thyme, dry and fry the chicken. when you feel like the fried chicken is brown enough, add your pepper sauce fried with vegetable or olive oil, chop onion, salt and Maggi to taste. add the chicken and stir.
Now is the time to extract the coconut milk. This is quite an easy task if you follow the procedure.
Break your coconut into bit, wash in a clean water and start grating or you can use a blender and add ½ cup of warm water to grate.
Pour into a bowl and add more warm water then squeeze to extract the milk from the chaff.
Repeat this process till you get enough coconut milk. Set the coconut milk aside.
COOKING DIRECTION FOR COCONUT RICE:
Wash your rice into a pot and parboil for 20 minutes. Rinse the parboiled rice and put in a sieve to drain.
Dry your cooking pot and add 2 cooking spoon frying oil
Add your diced onions ,carrot, green peas blended fresh pepper and fry for 5 minutes then add your coconut milk and allow to boil for 10 minutes before adding your parboil rice.
Add 1 tsp of salt and a cube of maggi knorr to taste.
If necessary, top up with water to bring the water level to the same level as the rice. This is to ensure that all the water dries up by the time the rice is cooked.
Cover the pot and leave to cook on medium heat. This way the rice does not burn before the water dries up.
Reduce the heat and confirm that it is soft – if it isn’t, add water, a cup at a time till it is soft
Serve into a dish with the grilled or fried meat or peppered meat, turkey and plantain or salad.