Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shallots Rice

I learnt about this rice from my friend, S who taught me several Keralite dishes. I think she used to add a tiny pinch of turmeric powder, and I went a little overboard!:-D But I liked this bright yellow too.



Shallots Rice
Ingredients
1/2 cup rice, rinsed & drained
Salt to taste


Tempering
2 tsp oil or ghee
2-3 shallots/small onions, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
A pinch of turmeric powder


Garnish
1 - 2 garlic greens, chopped (optional)


Method
1. Heat oil or ghee in a saucepan.
2. Add garlic and chopped shallots. Saute till they are soft but do not let it turn brown.
3. Add turmeric powder. and saute for a few seconds.
4. Now add drained rice. Saute for 1 minute.
5. Add 1 cup water. Add salt to taste. Bring to boil.
6. Lower the flame as the water boils. Cover and let it cook.
7. Keep covered when completely cooked for 5 minutes.
8. Garnish with garlic greens - if using.


Note -
1. I used basmati rice for this recipe.
2. Adding garlic greens was just my idea since I had it on hand.
3. Serve this rice with some spicy curry or stew.

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