This is a simple way of adding a little more flavour to your rice, and works really well with spicy dishes such as curries. We made it as an accompaniment to our Caribbean Spicy Prawns. You will need:

Long-grain rice – about 2 cups

2 small tins of coconut milk

2 cups water

1 cinnamon stick

1 knob of butter

The quantities above are for a large portion, so you my wish to use half the amounts.  Start off by rinsing the rice thoroughly and draining.

Next, melt a large knob of butter in a pan.

Add the rice, and fry until the rice starts to turn transparent.

Add half the water, the coconut milk, and the cinnamon stick. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally until the rice is cooked.   If it starts to dry up, add the remaining water.

When cooked, remove the cinnamon stick and gently fluff up the rice with a fork.

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