Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Exploring my culinary talents

Lately i've been craving sweets almost everyday. Living on a tight budget, i usually don't have enough to treat myself outside. So i decided to treat myself at home. Back in Dunedin i'd bake a cake or brownies or search online for something new, but living on my own i:
a) find myself passing the baking section in the supermarket without so much as a glance,
b) don't want to bake for one. I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it,
c) miss having my younger sister Amira help me (when i allowed her, lol), and
d) afraid of using my oven. Seems like a dodgy deal to me.

So, instead i've been making the same sweet again, and again and again. And i still can't get enough of it. A few weeks back, i had half a can of coconut milk, and not knowing what to make with it so i googled, and decided on trying Coconut Rice Pudding. Needless to say, it was delicious! I've been making it for myself every time i crave sweets.

So here's my recipe for Coconut Rice Pudding (serves 2):
Cooking time: 10-14 minutes

I cup milk
1 cup water
4 teaspoons coconut cream ( or more, depends hot coconut-y you want it)
1 cup uncooked rice (short works well)
Sugar (or honey)

Place all ingredients in a pot, bring to boil. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for a few minutes. Stir occasionally.

Server hot or cold, add sugar (honey or sweetened milk) before serving as you like. Bon appetite!

Sorry for the pics, took them on my phone and the lighting is horrible at my place.


Shahirah Elaiza said...

Easy peasy, no reason for me not to try it! =)

-Amina said...

It is :) This time last year, i called mum in the Emirates to give me step by step directions on how to make it. Fail! lol

Hayat Magan said...

Photography and cooking? A woman after my heart 
Thanks for posting this recipe! I actually made it today!


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