It was that time of the week again. Cooking with Mum.
I love learning about Filipino cuisine through my mum and nearly every week we cook up a Filipino storm. This week we made Ginataang Mais. (Corn in coconut milk). Every household has their version and this is my mum's.
To make the coconut milk. Take 3 coconuts and split in half. You can reserved the coconut water for drinking or cooking.
Grate the coconut. My dad has had this contraption for many years. Longer than I can remember, actually.
Place the grated coconut into a large bowl and add 2 cups of hot water and squeeze the coconut to extract coconut milk. This is the first extraction. Set this aside to use later. Now add 1 litre of hot water and extract. Repeat this process to get 2 litres of coconut milk.
Pour the coconut milk into a large pot and bring to the boil. When boiling add 2 cups of washed glutinous rice.
Add 2 cups of fresh corn kernels. Simmer on a gentle heat, mixing once in a while. If you find it drying a little and the rice is not yet cooked, you can add water or more coconut milk. Add 1 1/2 cup sugar and stir.
Add the first extraction and bring to the boil again. It should be thick and luscious and the rice and the corn should be tender.
This makes a big pot but I don't think you will have any problems finishing it. It's very moorish.