Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lemongrass Turmeric Rice


Tired of plain white rice? Try this rice recipe which I found in an old Her World magazine. I followed the recipe as written but replaced fresh turmeric with turmeric powder.  Instead of cooking the rice on the stove, I took the easy way by using rice cooker.  I have never cooked rice on the stove, so I did not want to take any chance. After all, nothing can go wrong with rice cooker compared to cooking rice on the stove. Add the prepared ingredients into the rice cooker and wait for the beep before frying the needed ingredients.

This is definitely the way to elevate plain rice into something special.  The blends of herbs and lashings of coconut milk made this rice dish truly rich in taste.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups rice - washed and drained
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (or as preferred)
2 lemongrass - bruised
4 shallots - chopped
4 garlic - chopped
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Method
Fry shallots and garlic in heated oil to soften.
Add lemongrass, turmeric powder and rice.
Give a couple of stirs to combine these ingredients.
Put rice into rice cooker, pour cocounut milk and 2 cups of water.
Add salt and stir to mix the ingredients
Once rice is cooked, stir again to fluff up rice with fork or chopsticks before serving
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13 comments:

  1. Terrific!I think this is the easy and best recipe for my taste buds to try out lemon grass.

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

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  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:)

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

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

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

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

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  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

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

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

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

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  12. Looks delicious, love rice it just goes well with everything, usually get inspiration from Tilda Basmatis' website http://www.tilda.com/public-recipe-category/dry

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

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