It’s Tuesday today which means we get to enjoy coconut rice for dinner tonight. Here at camp, Raissa, Perline, Marie-Solange, Micheline and Nadia treat us to a different, delicious meal each night of the week, but ask around and no doubt this dish would prove a popular favourite. I sat down with the ladies and asked them to share the recipe with me…
Firstly, fresh coconut is scraped out of it’s shell using a special stool, crafted specifically for this purpose – an arduous task but the result is definitely worth it! (Should you not have a Malagasy coconut grating stool at home, there are other coconut grating tools available).
The coconut is then combined with white rice, salt, water and a cinnamon stick. Mix together and bring to the boil. Simmer until the rice is cooked through and enjoy with almost anything, or just on it’s own!
Thank you so much ladies for all the fantastic food – you’re the best!