I stopped blogging for a few days. Well, a couple of reasons: hectic work, I needed a break from blogging and the continuous monitoring of the missing MAS MH370 plane. I woke on Saturday, turned on the TV and the news came through; the plane lost contact after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). From there on, we've been glued to the latest development and so far, nothing concrete has taken place.
We’re definitely with the rest of the nation; waiting anxiously on what will be next and are hoping for the best. There's been lots of sharing on Facebook and seriously, we don't want to speculate. This morning, I went off to work and as I goggled for the latest, the sand art sculpture by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik captured my attention.
(Credits/Source)I felt sentimental, I felt emotional, I felt good and again, I'm sincerely hoping and praying.
I just pulled one of the recipes from my collection and here's something you can do to rice; add ingredients and create a flavorful dish. It's buttery, it’s mildly tangy and it’s good to goodness with the aroma of rosemary and garlic. Certainly rosemary can be replaced with other suitable herbs e.g.: coriander leaves, thyme or whatever you may prefer.
2 cups rice - rinsed and drain off excess water
5 garlic - chopped
2 tomatoes - chopped
2-3 sprigs rosemary - pull/remove the leaves from stems
(Optional: keep aside a few leaves for garnishing)
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste (use sparingly if using salted butter)
Heat butter; fry garlic till crispy.
(Optional: remove a small scoop of the fried garlic and use it as garnishing)
Tip the whole thing (butter with the fried garlic) into the rice cooker.
Add in tomatoes, rosemary, rice and salt.
Pour water (3 cups or as needed).
Stir and let it cook.
Once cooked, fluff up rice.
Garnish with fried garlic and some fresh rosemary leaves.