Sweet and savoury coconut rice

This is a very versatile dish. You can make it with the mushrooms as I have done and it’s a full meal on it’s own; or without the mushrooms, even switch out the carrots and zucchini for whatever you fancy, and it can be a side for your main course. I recently posted a recipe for how you could refresh some leftover rice, this recipe would also be great for that as the rice needs to be cooked first. So if you have some leftover rice from last night, you are half way there (^_^)

you are looking at deliciousness!

I came up with this based on something I had tasted so the ingredients may feel a bit strange, but trust me — they come together nicely. I didn’t get it exactly like that restaurants’ coconut rice but it’s pretty close. Most importantly, it tastes really really good.

So you will need:
3 cups cooked rice
1 white onion sliced
1 medium sized zucchini, grated
1 medium sized carrot, grated
1/4 medium sized red + yellow + green capsicums (yes all three), also grated
1 pack of button mushrooms (optional)
100ml coconut cream

I used the smallest side to grate the zucchini and carrot, but it doesn’t work very well for the capsicum, turned the yellow and red ones into mush. I suggest grating with the next size up for the capsicum like i did with the green one
I started with the onions, in a bit of cooking oil, on medium heat, once they softened add the mushrooms, stir
when the mushrooms are almost done, add all the grated ingredients and salt to taste, stir, spread evenly and cover for a minute

The grated ingredients don’t really need to ‘cook’. Just need to get a bit of heat to warm up

then uncover, take the pot off the heat and add the coconut cream. I used store bought coconut cream, stir it in while the pot is still off the heat
then add in your cooked rice. If it’s leftover rice, warm it up first. Stir it in till it’s evenly coated/coloured
and voila!
with the mushrooms, it can be served alone, a one pot meal!

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About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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