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How to make Milk rice (Kiri bath)

Thursday, 6 November 2008 - 6:20 AM SL Time

How to Make Milk Rice
Kiribath - Traditional Milk Rice

Milk Rice is a traditional specialty food item of Sri Lanka made on special occasions or for breakfast on the first day of every month. Some Sri Lankans believe it is a lucky food. It is simple to make and very tasty. This recipe serves three.

Ingredients

* 500 g brown rice or white rice
* dash of salt
* 3 cups water
* 1 cup coconut milk (may use cow`s milk instead)

Steps

1. Wash the rice. Place in a medium-sized pot.
2. Add the water and salt.
3. Cook the rice over medium-low heat. About halfway through the cooking time, when half of the water is evaporated, add the coconut or cow`s milk.
4. Continue cooking for another ten minutes.
5. Remove the pot from the heat. The dish will have the consistency of porridge.

Tips

* To serve in the traditional way, spread the milk rice on a tray or a board so it is one inch thick. Level the mixture well by using a cleaned banana leaf or plastic wrap. Cut into squares with a knife.
* Experiment with adding honey, jaggery, or chili sambols. (Chili sambol is made with sliced onions, chilies, salt, and lime juice mixed together.)

Warnings

* Don`t eat too much milk rice -- it makes you sleepy.
* Too much milk makes the rice too sweet.

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penn
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Hey My favourite..I make it every other weekend nicey nice
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Penn,
Do you add Green beans too ? Thats what i tasted in the Kovil :)

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You add mung dhal and roasted cardamom:))
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Devayanvahansa,
mokada me kussiya paththe? *wink*
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Aani,
When should i add them ? With milk or litlle later ? :)

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Edited By - Emperor74 - 6 Nov 2008 00:35:52 GMT
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Emps I have not tried with green beans, but like Aani mentioned I add mung dhal not cardamom :-) never tried. I add my dhal with the rice to be cooked in the beginning.
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Penn,
Thanks ! Infact what i meant by green beas is 'Mung' beans. Can you make Milk rice with Basmati too ? or do you prefer Jasmine rice ?
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Ahh ha ha my bad we call the green beans here the vegetable:-). I make it with basmati but not much of diff between Jasmine.
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Devayanvahansa,
Aiyoo Rajiniyek gena hithanna epa Kiribath kanna one unaama!
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Empo,
Kekulu haal is the best! I like the Rathu Kekulu one! *wink*
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