Imbul Kiri Bath - Milk Rice Recipe

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Imbul Kiri Bath - Milk Rice
  • Chef: Sheena Mishra
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Imbul Kiri Bath is a traditional dish from Sri Lanka. 'Kiri Bath' means milk rice. Rice infused with coconut milk and layered with a coconut-treacle mix.

Ingredients of Imbul Kiri Bath - Milk Rice

  • For the coconut treacle mix:
  • 800 gm finely scraped coconut
  • 2 cups treacle (coconut or Kithul treacle)
  • 4 cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the milk rice:
  • 2 cups short grain white rice
  • 2 cups thick coconut milk
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups water

How to Make Imbul Kiri Bath - Milk Rice

  • For the coconut treacle mix:
  • 1.1. Pour the treacle into a pot and bring to a boil while stirring.
  • 2.2. Add the coconut and mix well. Take off the heat.
  • 3.3. Add the pinch of salt and the cloves and mix well.
  • For the milk rice:
  • 1.1. Put rice and water into a pan and bring to a boil.
  • 2.2. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add coconut milk and salt.
  • 3.3. Stir with handle of wooden spoon, cover and cook on low heat for another 10-15 minutes (until the milk has been absorbed).
  • 4.4. Divide the slightly cooled milk rice into two portions.
  • 5.5. On a flat dish, evenly spread out a layer of milk rice using one portion (should be at least 1 cm thick).
  • 6.6. Then evenly spread the coconut treacle mix on top. Cover it completely with the second portion of the milk rice.
  • 7.7. It is important to do all this before the milk rice cools down too much as it will become too sticky to handle. Cut into blocks.
  • 8.8. Serve with bananas for breakfast or at tea time.