Tanzanians cook many recipes using coconut milk, which makes this rice thick and creamy. Serve it with grilled meat or stir-fried vegetables for a filling meal.

Tanzanian Coconut Rice With Carrots and Peas

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins

Adult help needed.

 2 cups basmati rice
 1 ½ cups water
 1 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk
 ½ cup peas
 ½ cup carrots, diced
 1 tsp turmeric powder
 salt to taste
1

Rinse the rice in cold water and drain.

2

Add the rice to a medium saucepan over high heat with the rest of the ingredients.

3

Boil the mixture.

4

Reduce the heat to low, and then cover the pot with a lid. Cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 15 more minutes.

5

Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand about 5 more minutes, covered. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Ingredients

 2 cups basmati rice
 1 ½ cups water
 1 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk
 ½ cup peas
 ½ cup carrots, diced
 1 tsp turmeric powder
 salt to taste

Directions

1

Rinse the rice in cold water and drain.

2

Add the rice to a medium saucepan over high heat with the rest of the ingredients.

3

Boil the mixture.

4

Reduce the heat to low, and then cover the pot with a lid. Cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, about 15 more minutes.

5

Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand about 5 more minutes, covered. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Tanzanian Coconut Rice With Carrots and Peas

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