Sri Lankan milk rice, also known as kiribath or kiripath, is a traditional Sri Lankan dish that is made with rice and coconut milk. It is often served at special occasions, such as weddings and celebrations, and is a staple at many Sri Lankan homes.
To make Sri Lankan milk rice, you will need:
- 1 cup of short grain rice
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of ghee or butter
To start, rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Then, combine the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
Once the rice is cooked, add the ghee or butter and stir to combine. Let the rice sit, covered, for about 10 minutes to allow it to steam and absorb any remaining liquid.
To serve, scoop the milk rice onto a platter and smooth it into an even layer. You can garnish the milk rice with coconut flakes, nuts, or dried fruit if desired.
Sri Lankan milk rice is a delicious and comforting dish that is perfect for special occasions or as a side dish to any meal. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the flavors of Sri Lanka in your own home.