Monday, April 21, 2008

Fried Rice (Sri Lankan style)

Fried Rice (Sri Lankan style)

2 cups Rice (Parboiled)
100 g Cashew
50 g Raisin
50 g Green Peas
250 g Shrimp
2 onions (diced)
2 oz Butter or margarine
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. turmeric (or preferably Spanish saffron)
2 cloves
2 pieces cinnamon
1 piece lemongrass
to taste salt

Cooking the Rice
Add the butter to the saucepan and heat for a minute at low heat. Add the rice
and water. A easy way of measuring the right amount of water would be to add
the rice, stick in the index finger on surface of rice and fill water upto the 2nd
joint of the index finger (a little less is also fine). Add salt and turmeric and
bring to boil (if not in rice cooker). Then turn the heat to low cover and leave for
15-20 minutes. The rice should be ready by then.
The other stuff (to be done while rice is cooking)
Add oil to a large pan and heat. Fry the shrimps until brown (well done).
Remove the shrimp. Add the cashew, raisins, green peas, onion with the cloves
cinnamon and lemon grass and fry for about 5 minutes or until onions are a
brown color. Remove from fire and wait for rice.
Finally when the rice is ready add the rice, shrimp and the rest and mix well and
maybe heat for about 3-5 minutes.
The flavor is enhanced if the mixed rice is kept for about 6 hours and then
reheated (microwave) prior to serving.


Johnna Knows Good Food said...

Looks good...a good change from the typical fried rice..

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I love asian food, but for some reason I don't seem to cook it that often. You are making me hungry.

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Wanda said...

These recipe sound really good. Im gonna come back for more. Thanks for sharing.