Rice is pretty boring so sex yours up by using this Coconut and almond pilaf rice recipe.

2 cups basmati rice

400g tin light coconut milk

1 cinnamon stick

5 cardamom pods

1 bay leaf

1 lemon leaf

Do This
Wash rice until the water is no longer cloudy, put it in a pot and pour over the coconut milk along with all other ingredients, plus a pinch of salt. Put a lid on and bring to the boil, cook for seven minutes then switch off the heat and leave the rice in the pot with the lid on to carry on steaming in its own juices. Fluff the rice before serving with a fork. For an expert topping, caramelise half an onion sliced finely in butter with 50g of toasted, unblanched, roughly sliced almonds. Garnish.