Coconuts give soul to steamed rice

When visiting the south, tourists often try various kinds of steamed rice, with mussels, chicken or pork.
Steamed rice with coconut.
Steamed rice with coconut.

Steamed rice with coconut is a significant delicacy in the south, as the rice is steamed right inside the coconut with its juice.

For the dish, Siamese coconut is chosen together with quality rice.

The rice is put inside the coconut with some water. The coconut is placed in a pan with more water and then steamed.

The rice should be soft and absorb the coconut flavour. It should be served with stir-fried shrimp to ensure the best flavour.