Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nasi Bunga Telang Serai /Blue Pea Lemongrass Rice & Loverice


Forever-ever my love, I love rice to its core and I love rice no matter how it's cooked as different dishes. Before I speak furthermore on my rice-love, let me introduce to you Loverice where rice lovers like me will bounce up and down because of the unlimited rice recipes. Thank you too Loverice for featuring my "Vietnamese Fried Rice". Alright, right now, I am going to take down memory lane when I grew up eating lots of rice porridge. Oh-well, unlike kids these days who grow up eating spaghetti and quinoa, local rice had to be the carbo for us. Not complaining. Otherwise, I wouldn't have grown to be healthy.
 
Rice back then was cooked in a traditional manner, but these days we have rice cookers which definitely simplifies the cooking process. Still, its still debatable, whether cooking rice in rice cooker is healthy. I shall refrain from dwelling on that, here's to my rice recipe (nasi briyani and pulao rice). Simply simple, this nasi bunga telang serai/ blue pea or clitoria flower lemongrass rice is naturally scented with the flower's blue shade and lemongrass (lemongrass/serai cordial). 

To make this rice dish, soak and rinse about 1 cup of the flowers with 2 cups of hot water to extract its natural color after two hours. Thereafter, add it (2 cups) alongside 2 cups of washed basmati rice, 2 smashed lemongrass, salt and 1 cup of water in the rice cooker. Done.  

Ingredients
3 cups of basmati rice - rinse and drain 
1 cup blue pea - rinse, soak with 2 cups of hot water and extract its natural color (2 cups)
2 lemongrass - smashed
1 cup of water
Salt for taste

Method
Add all ingredients in the rice cooker, gently stir, cook up and fluff up.





Don't forget to trend along "cook with nava-k"on every other social media please!! 






Kindly Bookmark and Share it:

24 comments:

  1. This rice looks so pretty dear Nava. It's a treat for the senses being visually beautiful, aromatic and tasty. The pea flower grows in abundance in India, but was not aware of its use in cooking. Thank you for introducing me to this awesome rice dish.

    ReplyDelete
  2. A refreshing recipe dear..... totally new for me..... I must thanx for sharing esp the step by step pics..... :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. good idea....can make blue rice.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Nava, love your wonderful blue pea with lemon grass rice. Very attractive colour, I sure can hantam 2 plates too. :))

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is just so creative... i had seen these flowers when i went on a holiday recently, didn't knew if they are edible... The colour is just WOW.. i would just look at it than eat it :P

    ReplyDelete
  6. love this beautiful purple color.

    ReplyDelete
  7. wow..it is new to me..lovely one

    ReplyDelete
  8. I simply love the color! Never knew rice can be cooked this way!

    ReplyDelete
  9. WOW!This is so interesting. We have this in our garden but din't know that its edible. beautiful share and color :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. WOW!This is so interesting. We have this in our garden but din't know that its edible. beautiful share and color :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh my god i know that blue flower cud be used this way have seen this plant here as well .. i learnt smthing new today.. as for rice I love rice bt as you grow older the 101 health problems start and now I hardly eat - in moderation.. this recipe is simple & worth trying fr sure :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Pretty, pretty blue pea....you are just too creative! Thanks for sharing this interesting dish!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I could never imagine of purple rice, this definitely made me want taste it!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. gorgeous looking rice Nava..just beautiful:)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love it, gal! Wish I could lay my hands on these flowers........

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is beautiful! Love its gorgeous light purple colour.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is really new to me... What an effort!! The color is so good.. Yummy

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow this looks lovely dear..I love purple color and this looks really great

    ReplyDelete
  19. OMG...I never knew we could use this flower in cooking..The rice looks so pretty with its gorgeous colour...hv never see a rice variety in this colour..I just want to dig into the bowl to finish it off!!...YUM YUM!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I never knew that there was a dish like this, Must try this once.

    ReplyDelete
  21. fucking shit english

    ReplyDelete
  22. HI Fellow bloggers,

    This so called anonymous must be a thick skin person. That's why he or she does not have the guts to reveal his or her identity. Shameful. Commenting about my English when fucking is not even an acceptable word of professionalism.

    Dearest anonymous and the smartest person of earth, why don't you give me your contact so that I can learn English from you and please for god sake, don't hide behind your own shadow. Be bold and put down your contact and name next time.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Innovative, creative and a wonderful rice preparation ...

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...