This is a busy time of year for me and I'm dealing with some profound personal issues with the death of my Mother and my Aunt. So, I need comfort food more than ever and Rice is one of those comfort foods. My friend Stephanie made me some Coconut Rice when I went to visit her in San Diego this summer and she taught me how to make it. I came home and forgot all about it until I really needed to make Rice and I wanted Rice with some flavor. Coconut Rice was exactly what I needed.
It's a simple recipe using Basmati Rice with equal parts full fat Coconut Milk and Water in a 2 to 1 ratio. I added a bit of Salt as I can't cook with out Salt and I have to say, it turned out wonderfully. I couldn't stop eating it and it soothed me. I think it would be wonderful with Curries - Indian or Thai. So, here's the recipe with a big thank you to Stephanie!
2 cups Basmati Rice
2 cups full fat Coconut Milk
2 cups Water
1 teaspoon Salt
Wash the Basmati Rice in a small-holed Colander. Place in a heavy pot on the stove and add in the Coconut Milk, Water and Salt. Stir until combined. Bring the Rice to a boil, then cover and cook for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving,.
Five Element Analysis
White Rice is a Metallic Grain and Coconut Milk has properties of both Earth and Metal so this is the perfect dish to support grieving Lungs! Besides, that it has the grounding and comfort of Earth foods so I will no doubt be making this often for a while.