Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fragrant rice with lemon grass and ginger

This Fragrant Rice recipe is similar with one of Indonesian Rice dishes we call it " Nasi uduk "

Nasi uduk is an Indonesian style steamed rice cooked in coconut milk dish originally from Jakarta,[1] which can be widely found across the country.
this recipe is vegetarian idea and gluten free.






Nasi uduk literally means mixed rice in Indonesian. The name describes the dish preparation itself which requires more ingredients than common rice cooking and also varieties additional side dishes.


ingredients :
- 1 1/4 cup jasmine Rice
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger/grated
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp super fine sugar
- 1 lemon grass stalk/bruised
- 2 kaffir lime leaves
- 2 bay leaves


preparation:
-  soak the Rice in cold water about 40 minutes- an hour
- melt the butter in the large pan and fry the rice on a high heat for 1 minutes,stirring until the grain are glassy
- add the ginger and cook,stirring for 1 minutes
- stir in the coconut milk and water,then bring  to a boil and add salt and sugar
- reduce the heat add,lemon grass,kafir lime leaves and bay leaves,Cover and simmer gently about 10 minutes
- stir the rice and continue to cook in very low heat for another 10 minutes,


Just an idea,this rice can be serve with type of this dishes bellow or serve with stir fry mixed vegetable


Tofu cury


Fried Tempeh in toasted coconut


13 comments:

Elpiniki said...

This rice dish looks great! I love the lemon taste!

Curry and Comfort said...

I love fragrant rice and lemongrass is such a great ingredient!! Well done. I also like the dishes to accompany it... sign me up for them too. :)

Cucina49 said...

That rice looks good--it would be perfect with the seared tuna I just posted!

Lizzy said...

What a wonderful way to jazz up rice...perfect side dish for so many meals!

Nava.K said...

Something like our nasi lemak but thats a perfect adding in of lemongrass plus great sharing on how to pair this rice.

easyfoodsmith said...

I really need to try this. I have seen recipes of rice cooked in coconut milk but never give it a try. Will try your recipe.

Carmen Anderson said...

Simple and fresh! I love the lemongrass and ginger combo! Will definitely try this recipe!

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

I love how you turned a plain bowl of rice into something as flavorful as that!

MyFudo™ said...

It's nice to learn a new recipe today. I love the smell of lemon grass, exotic and aromatic. I am in the mood for some Asian spices...Great post!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

I bet this rice smells so good and tastes even better! I love lemongrass!

Asian-spice mix said...

Thank you everyone for comments :)
Ridwan

Anonymous said...

Love this recipe! From a Roanoke admirer..

Eating Deliciously said...

This rice sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it with your beef skewers.