Vegetarian lovers’ rice


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Made to celebrate a couple’s love for each other, this opulent and festive dish usually contains seafood, but the vegetarian version is just as lovely.


  • 200 g (7 oz) samba rice; if you can’t get hold of it, use a short-grained rice
  • tablespoons<


To make the chilli paste, heat the coconut oil in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Fry the onion, pandan leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and chilli flakes for about 3 minutes, or until the onion is golden. Stir in the curry leaves, garlic and ginger and cook for about 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Sprinkle with the sugar and salt and stir until dissolved, then remove from the heat and leav