1. Wash rice several times, until water is clear. 2. In large cevered saucepan, combine bay leaf, salt, lemon grass, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil. 3. Add rice and continue boiling about 10 minutes. When liquid is almost evaporated, lower heat and cover. Let simmer about 20 minutes longer. 4. Turn heat off and leave covered another 10 minutes. 5. Remove the bay leaf and lemon grass. 6. Serve hot.