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Kaha Bath

Posted 01/19/10 by ChefSnowball
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Venues: On The Road: Tastes of the World
Pasta & Grains
Spices & Herbs
Categories: Cloves
Curry Powder
Sub Categories: Yellow
Places: Sri Lanka
Keywords: yellow rice, cardamom, peppercorns, onions, lemon grass, Sri Lankan, vegetarian
Servings: 8
3 cups long grain rice
4 tablespoons oil
2 medium onions, finely sliced
6 cloves
20 black peppercorns
12 cardamom pods, bruised
1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
3 1/2 teaspoons salt
12 curry leaves
1 stalk dried lemon grass
5 cups coconut milk (approx)
Wash rice and drain thoroughly.

Heat oil in a large saucepan, add onion and fry until it begins to turn golden brown.
Add cloves, peppercorns,cardamom pods, turmeric, salt, curry leaves and lemon grass. Add rice and fry, stirring constantly (ensure each grain is coated), for 2-3 minutes. Add coconut milk and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 20-25 mins without lifting the lid. Test the rice and cook for slightly longer if needed.

When cooked, the spices will have come to the top. Remove spices and leaves used for flavouring and fluff up the rice lightly with a fork. Serve hot.
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