Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lemongrass Turmeric Rice

So, what else is new in my kitchen? Well, the same kitchen, the same pots and pans, the same daily rice meals and the same nava-k sweating profusely in our Malaysian hot weather while cooking. Interesting isn't it? Tell me about it please? Rice undoubtedly is still leading very much in front and trending behind plain rice today is this Lemongrass Turmeric Rice (Garlic Coriander Rice & Dhal/Lentil Rice). Interesting rice dish, isn't it? Of course I'm assuming. At least this rice dish is something new to look forward to instead of being pulled down by the boring daily day in day out must be done things come whatever it may.

Recipe was pinched from an old Her World magazine which at once caught my attention. What not? Love it but replicating it 100% is not my cooking style. So, I tweeted the recipe by replacing fresh turmeric with turmeric powder for this vibrant yellow hue, scented with lemongrass (Dory Fish Lemongrass Sauce) and creamy rice dish. Choices to pairing it is endless. For a wholesome pure vegetarian meal, I'll suggest Eggplant In Spicy Sauce, Stir Fried Tapioca, Mustard Greens Masala, Cauliflower Fritters, Cucumber Yogurt Salad, Turmeric Tomato Soup & Vegetarian Mutton Curry Leaves. Whereas for a full-blown non-vegetarian meal, how about Cornflakes Baked Chicken, Green Fish Curry, Prawn Mango Curry, Egg Vindaloo, Spicy Chicken Raisins, Fish Chilli Lime, Spicy Fried Chicken Wings, Lamb Kofta Curry, Prawn Yogurt Salad and Lemongrass Prawn Petai? Walla!

1 1/2 cups rice - wash  and drain of the water
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 lemongrass - bruised
4 shallots - chopped
4 garlic - chopped
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Sauté shallots and garlic in heated oil.
Add lemongrass, turmeric powder and rice.
Stir to combine all the ingredients just for a couple of minutes. .
Tip rice mixture into rice cooker, pour coconut milk and 2 cups of water (or more or less depending on how fluffy you like rice to be).
Season with salt.
Stir and let it cook.
Fluff up rice once cooked.
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  1. Terrific!I think this is the easy and best recipe for my taste buds to try out lemon grass.

  2. I can imagine the flavour...and of course the colour certainly spices things up!

  3. hi nava, another innovative recipe from you. hmmm i imagine myself eating this hot yummy rice with spicy fried chicken, also fresh from the oven- suddenly feel hungry now:)

  4. Hey Nava, I can almost smell the scent of tumeric from here! Love this colours!

  5. Gorgeous! And I've got all the ingredients, including lemongrass in the front yard at the ready :)

  6. What a great tip! I always just make plain rice in the rice cooker - never though to add the flavorings in there too =)

  7. What a beautiful flavour to add to rice my friend :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. Lemongrass seems to be an essential ingredient for you. I am not a fan of it at the moment. Who knows, maybe I will like it in the future

  9. everybody can use a different type of rice once a while =)

  10. it should be spicy up the rice.. nice..

  11. i ordered this rice in a restaurant before and i like it very much

  12. Looks delicious, love rice it just goes well with everything, usually get inspiration from Tilda Basmatis' website

  13. This sounds delicious and different! I will definitely try it.

  14. Ahhh i can see that bowl full of flavours!!! I love lemongrass!!! A must try on my list :)

  15. Loving the colour n it must be flavourful nice

  16. Definitely my kinda stuff! Thanks for sharing, dear! xoxo

  17. This is so lovely .Never ever thought of a flavored rice with Lemon grass and turmeric .I could smell the aroma!!

  18. Always for a bowl of it...lovely colour...

  19. True thats a vibrant, recipe with simple ingredients but simply awesome

  20. Love the scent of Lemongrass and Turmeric in rice:) Awesome share !!


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