Monday, 17 October 2011

Rice, Coconut Milk and Hazelnut cakes

One of our local supermarkets back home, Tesco, has a free magazine that features recipes. Flicking through one I got over summer I've found this really interesting recipe that I'd like to try, it goes like this;

2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, peeled and diced
2 spring onions, finely sliced
3 tbsp chopped hazelnuts
300g basmati rice
300ml coconut milk
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (which I hate so I wouldn't add)
2 eggs
knob of butter for frying plus extra for greasing

heat the oil, add all the onions and hazelnuts.
cook for 2 minutes, stirring regularly to not scorch the nuts.
add the rice gradually, stir and cook for a few minutes until the rice is translucent.
pour in the coconut milk and 200ml of water and season.
mix well and bring to the boil, stirring regularly to avoid  the rice sticking
turn the heat down and simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender and fluffy.
allow to cool completely, add the coriander and the eggs ones by one, mix well until the egg binds the rice.
butter a large sheet of non stick baking paper and place on a baking tray.
dollop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the paper and flatten slightly to make patties.
chill for 8 hours in the fridge.
when ready to cook, heat the butter in a frying pan and cook the rice cakes on both sides, until heated through and golden brown on both sides.


If you try this or have tried anything like it, please let me know who they're like!

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