ARROZ DE COCO E PAPAIA (RICE WITH PAPAYA AND COCONUT MILK)

 

Rice, papaya, and coconut milk might seem like an odd combination. The mixture is, however, a delicious one. This dish goes well with roast pork or grilled chicken.

 

1 cup rice

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups coconut milk

1 papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces (about 1 cup diced)

 

Place the rice, ¼ cup water, salt, cinnamon, and coconut milk in a medium-size pot and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and let stand for 10 minutes.

Mash half the papaya and mix it and the papaya cubes with the rice. Serve hot.

 

Serves 2 - 3.

 

country : Mozambique

course : rice dish

 

source : Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters : Recipes from Portugal, Madeira/Azores, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, Goa, Brazil, Malacca, East Timor, and Macao / Cherie Y. Hamilton