Recipe by: courtesy of at sunrice
Ingredients: Serves 4
300 grams basmati rie,
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 pieces star anise
1 teaspoon ginger paste(very finely minced)
1 teaspoon garlic paste(very finely miced)
2 stalks lemon grass, pounded
2 teaspoons fresh turmeric paster or turmeric powder
2 long red chilies, cut in half
½ cup coconut milk
3 cups water
1 piece turmeric leaf salt, to taste
Fresh turmeric leaves
- Soak basmati rice in cold water for 20 minutes, drain well.
- In a work or deep frying pan, heat oil over moderate heat and fry the star anise until fragrant.
- Add ginger and garlic paste, fry for 2 minutes. Add lemon grass, turmeric and red chilies and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
- Stir in coconut milk, water, turmeric leaf, and drained rice. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low ans simmer, covered, stirring from time to time, until all the liquid has evaporated and the rice has cooked about 25 minutes. Fluff the rice and serve hot.