This is an easy one to make. Like many rice mix dishes, it’s a great way to refresh leftover plain rice. So you can plan ahead and make lots of rice today, and do fried rice the next day, cutting prep time for a meal. A big part of making quick meals can be planning ahead with the meal you’re making today. Just make a little extra to use a different way tomorrow.
So earlier this year hubby treated us to some take out for dinner. One of the sides he brought was coconut rice. I have never tasted coconut rice that good before. It was sweet, packed with a burst of savoury flavour and creamy all at the same time. It was so good I’ve actually thought about it regularly since I had it, specifically how to recreate it in my own kitchen. So here it is, have a look…
I like rice. It has a nice flavour of it’s own — mild and delicate. The sticky kind is my favourite. I’ve been asked how to make rice “perfectly” in the past, and when they say perfectly they mean the way it’s made in hotels and restaurants so that it comes out “one-one” they always say. In other words, so that the grains are still separate but perfectly cooked. And the answer is, I have no clue. I’ve never bothered to know. I like mine sticky! But maybe I’ll make that an upcoming adventure. In the mean time, try this recipe, it will work just as well with “non-sticky” rice!
I didn’t grow up eating ndengu (green grams), at least not that I remember. My mother didn’t cook them. I think mostly because she didn’t grow up eating them herself.
I also like to cook the things I remember eating in my mother’s house. Potatoes, nduma, sweet potatoes, matoke, rice, beans, plantain, chicken, beef, goat and the usual vegetables like spinach, mchicha, pumpkin leaves, green-beans, cabbage, etc. Oh! and ugali, how could I forget ugali! The list goes on and on!