Coconut Basmati Rice
Submitted by: Susan Voisin
Adapted from: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day
2 cups water
1 cup brown basmati rice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp salt
1 piece cinnamon stick
1/4 cup currants or raisins
1 dried chile (optional)
In a heavy saucepan with a tightly fitting lid, bring the water to a boil. While the water heats, rinse the rice well.
When the water boils, stir in the rice and all of the remaining ingredients.
Return to a boil. Stir, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
Remove the cinnamon stick and the optional chile, stir to fluff the rice and serve.
NOTE: I did this in the rice cooker, adding all ingredients at once, and it came out great.