Rice Cooked in Rich Coconut Milk (Nasi Uduk/gurih)

         Yield: 12 Servings
Categories: Beef, Asian

1 lb Basmati rice; or jasmine 3 1/2 c Coconut milk; not cream of 1 Stick lemon grass 2 sm Bay leaves; or more 1 pn Salt Wash rice several times if using imported rice. Place rice in large pot or rice cooker with coconut milk, lemongrass stick, bay leaves and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until all moisture is absorbed, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove lemongrass stick and bay leaves. Cover and let rice sit 5 to 10 minutes before serving. It should be soft but fluffy. Makes 6 cups. INTRO: prepared by the Wives of Indonesian Civil Servants, a women's organization known as Dharma Wanita. Recipe by: Indonesian Embassy, Washington, D.C