Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Nasi Bunga Telang Serai /Blue Pea Lemongrass Rice


Nasi/Rice is my love (Ghee Almond Rice). Yes, I believe me I am the biggest fan of nasi/rice (Chinese Fried Rice & Fish Ball Cabbage Fried Rice). Even my other half-half is, thank god, at least we are strongly together compatible in nasi (Pulao Rice, Curry Leaf Rice & Beriyani Rice). Nasi/rice is also I think is the love of, most Malaysians? Except maybe, I am guessing, I am be wrong, for the current younger generation who I think prefer pasta, spaghetti, fried chicken, pizza and the list goes on most Western food. I really am not sure if its the upbringing, or kids develop the habit for Western food on their own? Obviously  there must be some influence from the parents because we parents, are the people who start off their diet. I personally know of parents who think quinoa, multi grains and corn are more nutritious compared to rice (Garlic Coriander Rice, Salmon Pulao Rice, Rosemary Tomato Rice & Nasi Pudina/Mint Rice). What I can say? Pampering begins the moment kids are born, even milk powder must be of the best quality and fruits can't be none except important fruits compared to local fruits (Rice Congee).

How lucky kids these days are. Unlike my time, its rice from like after 6 months till forever. I am not complaining. I still grew up with perfect legs and hands, my brain is still functioning normal, oh, maybe abnormal every once a while, in other words, I grow up physically and mentally normal. Mother these days, I think, they are so concern over, actually overly concern on what their kids should eat until it could be the spoiler why kids end up fussing about food (Nasi Goreng Belacan, Nasi Goreng UdangNasi Goreng Ikan Bilis)? I don't know. You tell me (Tomato Rice, Ghee Rice, Lemon Rice & Tomyam Fried Rice). My time there is no such a thing as fussing. Just damn shut your mouth and eat whatever and be grateful you have a decent meal. Especially for someone like me who came from a poor family. Maybe that's why I don't fuss about food. I am a food survivor. Of course, as I have already said, I am a true and true rice lover (Dhal Rice, Nasi Dagang, Cumin Rice & Nasi Lemak). 

But the same plain rice daily or even all those various types of rice dishes I have already shared, can get boring. So, I came up with my version of Nasi Bunga Telang Serai /Blue Pea Lemongrass Rice. Garden grown bunga telang/blue pea flowers and lemongrass (Lemongrass Turmeric Rice), rice of course, obviously is bought, I wish I can grow my own rice as well (Nasi Lemak Prawn Sambal & Nasi Ulam).     

How to make Nasi Bunga Telang Serai /Blue Pea Lemongrass Rice ? Its all here for you. Take it from you. Happy cooking love. Oh, by the way, bunga telang is so easily grown. Get the seeds, throw on the soil, they will grow without any tender loving care. 

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.













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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.

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  6. love this beautiful purple color.

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!!

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

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

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