BHAGI RICE WITH SALTFISH
- Complexity: medium
- 1 large bundle bhagi
- 1 medium onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp green seasoning
- 6 – 8 pimento peppers
- ¼ lb pumpkin, peeled and diced small
- 1 lb boneless saltfish
- 2 cups rice
- 2 – 3 tbsp oil
- 1 small pack coconut milk powder
Soak the saltfish in water for a few hours or overnight to remove some of the excess salt. Drain.
Clean wash and cut up bhagi. Chop the garlic, peppers and onion.
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the onions, garlic, peppers and green seasoning. Saute for a few minutes and then add the bhagi, pumpkin and saltfish. Mix the coconut milk powder in water ( approx 2 – 3 cups) and add to the bhagi. Let cook for about 10 – 15 minutes.
Add the rice, mix and cook over medium heat until the liquid is absorbed. Add more water a little at a time if necessary and let the rice steam over low heat until cooked. Serve hot.