If you are Samoan, chances are this dish will forever be a part of your soul food repertoire.
A simple combination of sweet rice and coconut cream, with a hint of lemon.
Only made better by eating with fresh, hot bread from your local bakery :) Very manaia.
1 cup white rice
2 litres water
1/2 cup freshly squeezed coconut cream
1/4 cup sugar
3-4 lemon leaves (new leaves are best)
Add rice and cold water to pot and bring to boil. Boil for about 20m or until rice is very soft and mixture has thickened to a runny porridge consistency. Add coconut cream, sugar and lemon leaves. Bring back to boil and simmer until a light lemon flavour has infused the dish. Remove the lemon leaves and serve with fresh bread and butter.
Hope you enjoy.
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