Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Rice

Fragrant Ginger Lime and Pineapple Rice
This is another of my quick recipes, especially suitable for festive occasions and family get togethers when a large number of people congregate to have fun and good home cooked food.  The fragrance of the ingredients used during the cooking process will make your mouth water and  your nostrils twitch and  you'll find guests making a beeline for a second and third helping.

The Recipe:

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.

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