A very simple recipe for a delicious, tropical rice pudding infused with coconut and lime. Kaffir lime leaves have a beautiful, fragrant flavour and can be found at most East Asian grocers. If you have a hard time finding the leaves, this recipe will work without them, kaffir leaves just add a perfume-like flavour.
1 cup rice (of your choice, I used white, long grain)
2 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
Zest of one lime
4 kaffir lime leaves
1-tablespoon vegetable oil
Sugar to taste
Palm syrup/maple syrup or your favourite syrup
Simmer rice, water, coconut milk, oil, lime leaves and zest until rice is soft and all the liquid has been absorbed. This will take between twenty to forty minutes. Remove from heat, remove lime leaves, and stir in sugar.
Allow to cool slightly before serving. Drizzle with palm syrup (or syrup of your choice) and freshly cut fruit.