By Jen Booker
December 29, 2016
I use bought sambal as it makes this a quick meal for week nights.
1Make the sambal by blitzing chillis, shallots, garlic, salt, 2 tbsp oil and water.
2Pulse until a smooth paste
3Heat 100ml oil in a frying pan and then add the sambal
4Cook for 10 minutes on a low heat
5Remove from heat and add sugar and tamarind water
7Wash the rice in cold water
8Drain and put into a saucepan
9Heat the rice a little then add the salt, coconut milk, water, lime leaves and ginger
10Stir and bring to the boil
11Reduce the heat to minimum, cover & leave to simmer for 12 mins
12Remove from the heat and leave covered for 10 mins - Before serving fluff up the rice with a fork
13While the rice is cooking fry the okra on a high heat for 10 mins
14Heat the sambal in a pan, add the okra and stir just to warm up.
15Serve with rice and top with shallots & coriander & lime wedges