How to make Lotus Root Leaf Rice -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Flavours of the Orient.

Main Ingredients : Lotus roots (भें / नादरू), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

Lotus Root Leaf Rice

Lotus Root Leaf Rice Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lotus Root Leaf Rice Recipe

  • Lotus roots 2

  • Rice

  • Lotus leaves 4

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Oyster mushrooms 3-4

  • Green capsicum cut into ¾ inch pieces 1 medium

  • Red capsicum cut into ¾ inch pieces 1 medium

  • Yellow capsicum cut into ¾ inch pieces 1 medium

  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Rice wine 2 teaspoons

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Peel and wash the lotus roots thoroughly under running water and slice thinly.

Step 2

Parboil in two cups of salted water and cook till half done. Drain. Wash and wipe the lotus leaves dry. Drain and boil the rice in four cups of water till three-fourth done. Drain thoroughly.

Step 3

Soak the oyster mushrooms in one cup of hot water for five minutes. Drain and slice. Mix together the rice, lotus roots, mushrooms, capsicums, ginger, soy sauce, pepper powder, salt, sugar, rice wine and MSG.

Step 4

Place the leaves on a flat worktop, place the rice mixture in the centre of each leaf and fold in the edges to enclose the rice. Secure with a string. Heat some water in a steamer, place the rice parcels in it and steam for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 5

Open the parcels and serve hot.

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