- 2 cups of medium grain rice
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 stalk lemongrass cut into 2
- 1 cm of fresh turmeric, peeled and crushed
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 7 kaffir leaves
- 1 pandanus leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
Rinse rice, then put it in a pot with coconut milk and water.
Add the leaves of kaffir, sticks of lemongrass, pandanus, turmeric pieces and salt.
Cook over medium heat, after 10 minutes add turmeric powder and stir.
When the mixture boils, reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes.
Turn off and cover, then let stand 15 minutes.
Stir to loosen the grains and put the rice in the steamer basket of the pot.
Fill the pot with cold water and put the basket on top to cook rice at the steamer .
Bake 30 minutes in the steamer basket and stir every 10 minutes so the rice does not stick.
Peel off the grains and serve.
Anecdotes : Rice looks like a pile of gold, so it is often served at parties and opening ceremonies as a symbol of good fortune, wealth and dignity.
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