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Coconut Almond Rice

Published : Saturday, 18 November, 2023 at 12:00 AM  Count : 159

Coconut Almond Rice

Coconut Almond Rice

v    1 stalk fresh lemongrass, outer leaves peeled, 3-inch-long piece cut from root end and sliced in half lengthwise

v    2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
v    1 cup water

v    2 to 4 fresh or frozen Kaffir lime leaves

v    2 tsps coarse salt

v    1 � cups long-grain rice

v    � cup slivered almonds, toasted

v    � cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped, plus several sprigs for garnish

v    Freshly ground pepper

1.    In a medium saucepan, combine the lemongrass, 1 3/4 cups coconut milk, the water, Kaffir lime leaves, and salt. Heat over medium-high heat until milk just begins to simmer. Stir in rice, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover; cook until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

2.    Stir in nuts, cilantro, and remaining 1/4 cup coconut milk; season with pepper. Discard lemongrass. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro sprigs.

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