nate-simple breakfast

>> Sunday, July 18, 2010

i first had sweet coconut rice in Thailand. they serve it with fresh mango as a dessert. it's not a complex dessert...unlike my favorite, tiramisu...but you'll be hard pressed to find a better tasting dessert.

i made the coconut rice/mango dessert for my friend, emily, on friday night. it was my first effort, and i didn't (as usual) investigate any tips or tricks. i did talk to my friend, jamie, who made the wise suggestion of cutting the milk with an equal part of water. the rice came out perfect but wasn't as sweet as how it's served in Thailand. this morning i remedied the sweetness when i reheated some of the (waaaay too much) leftover rice i had. just one half tsp of sugar sprinkled into a whole bowl was plenty. it brought out the natural sweetness of the coconut milk. i added sliced bananas to the rice and had a simple delicious breakfast. so here's all it takes.

1 can of coconut milk
1/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of rice

in a medium sized pot, pour the coconut milk and sugar. fill the can with water, add, and stir. bring the mixture to a low boil. add the rice and stir well. turn off the heat and cover the pot. in about 20 minutes you'll have soft, sweet coconut rice.

sliced mango, sliced banana...there's probably a dozen things you could add, for breakfast or dessert. i think dates might be pretty tasty, too.


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