Colorful Jasmine Rice

Colorful Jasmine Rice

Serves 4 to 6

Secret Ingredient: Lemongrass

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh lemongrass
  • 1 fresh or frozen kaffir lime leaf
  • 1 tablespoon very finely chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon very finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon thinly sliced green onions
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse rice in a strainer until the water runs clear. Shake and drain well.

Place rice in a large ovenproof saucepan. Stir in water, red onions, ginger, garlic, salt, lemongrass and lime leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir and cover with foil and a lid. Bake 15 minutes, remove from oven and fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in carrots, red peppers and green onions.

Chef's Tips: Fresh lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves can be found with the packaged fresh herbs in the produce section at Whole Foods Store leftover lemongrass and fresh kaffir lime leaves in the freezer. If fresh kaffir lime leaves are not available, substitute dried.

Leftover jasmine rice makes great fried rice. Quickly sauté some veggies and a little leftover meat or chicken in a little oil with the leftover rice. Whisk a little soy sauce with an egg or two and stir-fry it into the rice. Cook until the egg just coats the rice.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:70 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 1g protein
Special Diets: 

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