Rice with Lemongrass and Green Onion
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 3/4 cups water
2 12-inch-long lemongrass stalks, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large green onion, chopped


Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 2/3 cup onion and turmeric and sauté 5 minutes.

Mix in rice. Add water, lemongrass and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to simmer.

Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes.

Remove from heat; let stand covered 10 minutes. Discard lemongrass.

Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add green onion and sauté 1 minute. Add rice and stir until heated through. Season to taste with salt.




From the Full Moon Natives recipe files