Vegetarian lovers’ rice

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Made to celebrate a couple’s love for each other, this opulent and festive dish usually contains seafood, but the vegetarian version is just as lovely.

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) samba rice; if you can’t get hold of it, use a short-grained rice
  • tablespoons<

Method

To make the chilli paste, heat the coconut oil in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Fry the onion, pandan leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves and chilli flakes for about 3 minutes, or until the onion is golden. Stir in the curry leaves, garlic and ginger and cook for about 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Sprinkle with the sugar and salt and stir until dissolved, then remove from the heat and leav