Soak the rice overnight in water with the turmeric – this helps soften the grains. Rinse and drain.
To steam the rice, put in a steaming basket or use a nylon sieve set in a wooden band, over boiling water. Steam the rice with the peppercorns until cooked – about 25 minutes.
Mix together the rice and coconut milk and return to the steamer for a further 12 minutes. This is good with chicken or beef curry.
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