Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Bamboo Rice Recipe
Collect and cut 12 inch sections of bamboo. Wash.
Soak some rice and black beans separately. Grate fresh coconut.
Mix soaked rice, soaked black beans, fresh shredded coconut, a little salt, and some sugar in a big bowl. fill the bamboo tubes with the mixture leaving 2 inches of space at the top.
Pour water in the bamboo tube over the mixture and cover with a piece of banana leaf that is then stopped up with rice hay. Alternately, you can roll banana leaves tightly as a plug.
Place over fire standing with the opening face-up. Light the fire and cook for 30 to 60 minutes. Let cool before cutting off the burned outer layer of the bamboo.
Peel the bamboo to open and enjoy!