How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.
Soak rice in two cups of water for half an hour. Drain and keep aside. Cook eggs in boiling water for ten minutes. Peel and slice the eggs. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry peanuts till golden. Drain onto an absorbent paper.
Take rice in an earthen pot, add lemon grass pieces, ginger slices, shallot slices and coconut milk. (If the coconut milk is too thick add a little water.) Add salt and cook on high heat till it comes to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook till done. Serve hot with fried peanuts, cucumber slices and boiled egg slices.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient.
His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.