|Fragrant Ginger Lime and Pineapple Rice|
2 cups basmathi rice; 1 inch piece ginger, minced ; 1 inch piece galangal (fragrant ginger), crushed roughly; 5 kaffir lime leaves; 1/2 cup pineapple cut into bite sized pieces; 1 large onion, sliced fine; 3 tbsp olive oil; salt to taste and a few kaffir lime leaves for garnishing; 4 cups hot water.
Heat a non stick pan and add the olive oil. When hot fry the onions till golden brown. Lower flame to medium and add the two gingers and stir fry till a wonderful aroma fills the kitchen. Add rice and pineapple and stir till all the grains are coated. Transfer to rice cooker, add salt to taste, 5 kaffir lime leaves and 4 cups of hot water and cook till done. Serve with Tamarind Chicken and Poinsettia Salad.
May the Joy Of Christmas Abide In Your House Throughout The New Year.