Wash the rice
in cold water, then set aside to drain. In a large pan, combine the
rice, water, coconut milk, salt and sugar. Bring to a fast boil,
stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and cover. Cook for 15-18
minutes, until done. Remove from the heat, take off the lid and fluff
the rice with a roasting fork, taking care not to mash the grains. Serve
Rice in some
form or other always forms a significant part of a Southeast Asian meal.
Not only is it very versatile, but it is also a good filler. Here,
coconut supplements the cooking water.