I rarely wing it in the kitchen, but when I do I make sure I scribble notes along the way – just in case it works! I came across this Thai rice recipe in my kitchen note pad, between my list of ”blogs to write” and ”quick tea ideas”. It must have been a spark of inspiration to warm up a wintery evening and I am happy to share!
You will need:
1 finely chopped chilli
2 stalks lemon grass – halved and bruised
2 chopped spring onions
1 cup of rice (preferably Jasmine)
2.5 cups of water
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp fish sauce
pinch of all spice
pinch black pepper
glug of olive oil
Fry the spring onions, chilli & lemongrass for a couple of minutes before adding the rice. Stir the rice to coat in the oil before adding the water.
Add the turmeric and all spice then stir and simmer until all the water has been absorbed.
Once all the water is absorbed, take the pan off the heat, cover with a tea towel and leave to steam for around 15 minutes.
Stir in the pepper and serve. Enjoy with Thai curry, chilli fried prawns or Thai steamed salmon.