Sri Lankan pearl Rice with Lemongrass

Muttu Sambha

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By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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Pearls in Sinhalese is muttu. This short-grain, pearl-like rice is slightly starchy, especially when you compare it to Indian basmati rice. A special-occasion dish, this creamy rice steeps in rich coconut milk, perfumed lemongrass, and aromatic cardamom—providing a comforting base for many of this country’s fragrant curries. Serve it with Pan-Seared Shrimp with a Spicy-Hot Chile Vinegar Paste for a well-balanced combination of flavors.