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    Spiced crab and coconut rice

    Try replacing the crab in the rice dish with cooked prawns or squid.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes 35 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 1 tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    • ½ tsp turmeric
    • 275g long-grain rice
    • 200ml essential Waitrose half-fat coconut milk
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 170g can white crab meat in brine, drained
    • 3 tbsp chopped coriander


    1. Heat the oil in a medium pan with a tight-fi tting lid, add the cumin and coriander seeds and toast for 1 minute over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry, stirring, for a further 5 minutes. Add the turmeric and rice and stir for 1 minute.
    2. Pour in the coconut milk, then enough water to come 2.5cm above the surface of the rice. Stir in the salt and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
    3. Remove from the heat and leave, covered, to steam for 10 minutes. Fluff up with a fork, fold in the crab and cover for a further minute, to heat through. Scatter over the coriander and serve.

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    Drinks recommendation

    The fragrant, gently spicy citrus fruit of Tilimuqui’s Torrontés from Argentina will be a great match.
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