Someone shared about a lovely Rice Pudding Dessert that uses lemongrass flavoured coconut milk and mint. That gave me the inspiration to come up with this agar agar for kids. Besides this, it also makes me think of using glutinous rice to cook with lemongrass serve with durian or banana and coconut milk!
Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 10 mins
Ingredients (Makes 32 pieces)
° 12g agar-agar powder
° 1.25l water
° 10-12 stalks fresh lemon grass
° 250ml fresh coconut milk
° 250g sugar or to taste
° food colouring (optional)
1. Peel off the outer layers of the lemon grass stalks, leaving the tender whitish centre. Cut into 8cm pieces and bruised. Place the lemon grass and 1 litre water in a pot. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Discard the lemon grass.
2. Dissolve agar-agar powder in 250ml of water. Pour into the pot the pot, add sugar and bring to a boil.
3. Mix 250ml agar-agar mixture to 250ml coconut milk, let it cool into individual mould or serving glass.
4. Pour in the rest of agar-agar when the coconut layer starts to firm up. Leave it to cool and refrigerate. Serve chilled.