|Almond Mint Rice|
The cooking classes featuring Mangalorean Protestant Cooking that I started as a hobby is gaining in popularity and I now have people coming from all over the world to learn from me. It's very exciting and I love meeting people with similar interests. It's so nice to talk with those who share your passion and love food as much as you do. This is one of the recipes I taught Marthijn and Anna from the Netherlands.
2 cups basmathi rice; 1 large onion sliced fine; 2 inch piece of ginger, minced; a salt to taste; 2 tbsp olive oil; a handful of mint leaves; 3 cloves, 3 cardamoms and a piece of cinnamon; a few nuts- almonds or cashew nuts for garnish.
Wash the rice in running water 3 times and drain. Heat oil in a pan and saute onions and ginger for a few minutes. Add the rice and stir fry gently till dry and grains are coated with the oil. Add salt to taste. Transfer to rice cooker , add mint leaves and cook till done. Garnish with nuts and serve piping hot with the rest of the menu.