Kiribath (milk rice) –  is a ceremonial food and included in all special occasion menus in Sri Lanka. This rice is cooked in thick coconut milk & served as pieces. Basically it can be eaten with ‘lunu miris (Sri Lankan Chilly Paste)


Ingredients (4 portions)
4 cups of raw white rice
Thick coconut milk of a coconut
Salt to taste.


Wash rice and add to a rice cooker or a pan.

Add correct normal amount of water to boil rice, but again add ½ cup of water more.
Until the rice is cooking, prepare the coconut milk mixture.
For the thick coconut milk, add salt. Stir well. Taste for the salt.

When the rice is done add coconut milk and stir well
Add more salt if required.

Cook for a few more minutes until the coconut milk is absorbed.

After the rice is cooked, flatten in a plate & cut in to pieces.
 Serve with   Chili Paste (lunu Miris)   or a spicy curry.

Sri Lankan Recipes