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Old 02-08-2007, 04:16 AM   #11
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Hello Stirblue

I usually buy coconut milk, in a tin, which is labled Thai coconut milk.
I think is is called that, becase it is imported from Thailand.
I use it, for the cooking, and like it. I use it, for curries, soups and deserts.

Mel
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:27 AM   #12
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StirBlue, if the can or packet says "coconut milk" then it is what you are looking for. Some are pretty thick in consistency in which case, add some water to dilute it. As for coconut juice, it should say "coconut juice or drink". This comes from young coconuts whose flesh is soft and eaten with a spoon. If drunk straight from the fruit, the juice is very refreshing and thirst quenching. Once canned, it is usually loaded with sugar.

If you have difficulty getting coconut milk, you can replace it with milk.
The whole milk (coconut) seemed to be thick. I don't think there is coconut juice, it was just a place to put coconut milk on the canned fruit isle. We do have nectar drinks on this isle.

As for sugar, most of our products are loaded with corn syrup. I live in one of the corn belt states and the processing plants for making corn syrup really smells up the air with an unpleasant odor. Most of this corn syrup goes to Chicago. They make major processed foods there. Other products made with the corn syrup are medicines like cough syrups...etc. The sweet taste is enhanced with sodium products especially dry cereals and fruity tasting drinks.

Now I know that when I am in a bind, I can use milk....thanks
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:31 AM   #13
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Hello Stirblue

I usually buy coconut milk, in a tin, which is labled Thai coconut milk.
I think is is called that, becase it is imported from Thailand.
I use it, for the cooking, and like it. I use it, for curries, soups and deserts.

Mel
I notice that they have recipes online. Can't wait to check it out. (you used the word tin instead of can, where are you from?)
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:29 AM   #14
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Mel, this is what I used:

A TASTE OF THAI - Thai Products For Home Thai Cooking

The store locator:

A Taste of Thai - Stores near you
(I noticed Kroger listed. I think they own Ralph's, one of the major grocery stores in S. California.)

Their on-line store:

Andre Prost Inc. Online Shopping

Recipes:
Pad Thai recipe plus satay, curry, peanut sauce, sticky rice, coconut soup, and thai ingredients such as rice noodles, coconut milk, fish sauce, curry paste.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:15 AM   #15
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COOL cookbooks. Thanks!!
A really good hard copy cookbook for Thai is Thai Quick and Easy.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:42 AM   #16
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Coconut Rice is the best great though not the best for you because of the sugar and the coconut cream and milk that is added. If i find time ill type up my recipe and post it if not a simple google search will bring up a lot of different recipes.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:05 AM   #17
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Hello Stir Blue.

I am from Ireland.
But, I have lived in Germany, for the last 4 years.

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Old 02-15-2007, 04:12 AM   #18
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Here is my coconut rice recipe.
I made it up, myself, and have made it a few times. Delicious!!!!

Put 500g of coconut milk and 1 cup of risotto type rice, and a half teaspoon of cinnimon in a pot. Heat, until hot. Turn off the heat, and leave on the afterheat, for an hour.
Stirr in some honey. Quantity according to your taste. U can also stirr in some safron, if u want.
Put in an oven proof dish.
Line up some sliced banannas or mangos, on top, and bake in the oven, until golden.
Serve hot or cold, on its own, or with whipped fresh cream.

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Old 02-15-2007, 04:13 AM   #19
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While we are on the subject of coconut rice, feel free, to improve my recipe.
Would u have any recommendations, about other ingredients, which would be good, in it.

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Old 02-15-2007, 11:19 AM   #20
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We have canned coconut milk and coconut cream, sweetend or unsweet, no juice. If we want juice we have to go pick our own.
I like to cook rice in sweet coconut cream or milk with raisins in it for desert.
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