This is a flavourful way to spice up your everyday rice!
A pilaf is simply rice that is cooked in a stock with spices and usually has added vegetables or meat. In this case, the rice is cooked in a flavour-infused coconut milk. The vegetables are celery and red pepper.
The first step of this recipe creates a lemongrass-infused coconut milk. It sounds fancy and complicated – but it is just like making a cup of tea. Just like you steep a tea bag to infuse the tea flavour in hot water, here, you are steeping the lemongrass in the coconut milk to infuse the lemongrass flavour into the coconut milk.
You can find lemongrass stalks in the produce section of your grocery store. If you cannot find lemongrass stalks, you can use a lemongrass paste, found in a tube, in the herb section of the produce section of your grocery store.
Once you taste this recipe, you will want to make it again and again! Enjoy!
This picture shows the step of coating each grain of rice with some fat to prevent the rice from sticking together.
This picture shows the rice cooking in the lemongrass infused coconut milk.
Here is the final product! This recipe is gluten-free and dairy free.
Enjoy this Lemongrass Coconut Rice along with: