To everyone alone today, I say hello! Enjoy your time of luxury, either at the beach if you are in this part of the world or snuggled up with books and movies if you are not.
Needing a quick bite yesterday, I turned to my fav style of one pot rice. One Pot dishes are wonderful for suppers, a quick meal, or those evenings alone with a good book, some good music and maybe a movie on TV. Not a lot of preparation and best of all, not a lot of washing up.
Similar dishes include Roasted Cumquats with Flowering Thyme.
Into the pot went basmati, the last of the cumquats, sliced thinly, my Kitchen Bench Spice Mix and a bunch of spring onions (green onions), cut into 6cm pieces. A chilli or two as well, dried, red and sliced from the tail to near the head but kept in one piece. You can cook this in the rice cooker or in a pot on the stove. I also had a little piece of pandanas that went in. You might not have this, that is Ok.
Cook the rice as normal.
Stir in a little ghee, and quite a lot of chopped green coriander leaves. Add salt if needed. Remove the chilli if you wish. If you want some crunch, add some coarsely chopped unsalted peanuts.
Eat and Enjoy!
recipe notes and alternatives
Add some peeled broad beans too – either add them in the pot at the beginning of cooking time, or stir blanched broad beans through the rice before serving.