I was feeling kind of lazy today, so I just sautéed some veggies in olive oil. But when I sat to eat, it felt a little bland. In general, rice is pretty easy to make, so I decided put a spin on regular white rice. It actually came out really good! I didn’t have any peanuts at home, but crushed peanuts would probably also taste good on top.
Ingredients1/2 cup onion 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup rice, washed until the water runs clear
1.5 cups water 1.5 cups coconut milk 1/2 tsp salt
1. In a large heavy-bottom pot, cook the onions and cumin seeds in the olive oil on med-high heat until the seeds turn light brown (~3 mins).
2. Add the rice and cook for about 5 mins until they become slightly transparent on the edges.
3. Add the salt, water, and coconut milk and bring to a boil.
4. Cover (leave a little bit of space open to let steam escape) and turn the heat to low. Simmer on low until all of the water is gone (~20 mins). At ~20 mins, I usually taste the rice to see if it’s done- if not, then I add ~1/4 cup of water and let it simmer again till the water evaporates.
5. Serve hot plain, with veggies, curries, etc.