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4 cans of Goya coconut milk -we will need 5 1/2 cups of coconut milk so complete with water (leave 1 cup apart for later )
1 1/2 cups of small or medium rice – soak in water for at least 1 hour – then washed until the water is clean.
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 pound ginger
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp butter
4 cinnamon sticks
Bring to a boil 1/2 cup of water and add half (or more) of the ginger-crushed- and the cloves for about 10 minutes; taste and add more ginger and cloves if needed and back to a boil. If OK, strain it and set it aside.
In a “caldero’ or small dutch oven at medium heat for about 15 minutes , bring 4 1/2 cups (of the 5 1/2 cups of coconut milk you have) and mix it with the 1 1/2 cups of rice already washed, and the strained ginger and cloves water.
Leave it for 15 minutes med-high without sugar and then 15 minutes more with the sugar, the raisins and 1/2 cup of the coconut milk. After those last 15 minutes , check the cooked rice and species and add the last 1/2 cup of coconut milk and the butter ( and the coconut flakes if you want). Mix and put on a dish and refrigerate until serve. Enjoy!