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Serve this pretty dish shaped into a cone and surrounded by a variety of accompaniments.
Serves :

Preparation Method :

  • Put the jasmine rice in a large strainer and rinse it thoroughly under cold water. Drain well.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan with a lid. Cook the garlic, onions, and turmeric over low heat for 2 - 3 minutes, until the onions have softened.
  • Add the rice and stir well to coat in oil.
  • Pour in the water and coconut milk and add the lemon grass. Bring to boil, stirring.
  • Cover the pan and cook gently for 12 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and lift the lid.
  • Cover with a clean dishtowel, replace the lid, and leave to stand in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lemon grass, mound the rice mixture in a cone on a serving platter, and garnish with the accompaniments, then serve.


  • 450 grams jasmine rice
  • 4 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 750 ml water
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 lemon grass stalks, bruised

For the accompaniments

  • Omelette strips
  • 2 fresh red chillies, seeded and shredded
  • Cucumber chunks
  • Tomato wedges
  • Deep-fried onions
  • Prawn (shrimp) crackers

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