This is a simple and quick rice recipe. Lemongrass stem is a common ingredient used in Thai cooking. It is a fragrant stem and infuses a lovely lemony aroma in the food.
This rice goes very well with Thai Currys or sauteed vegetables.
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1 cup basmati rice
Handful of lemongrass stalks.
2 cups Water.
1 tsp Sesame Oil.
Salt to taste.
Clean wash and soak the rice in water for 30 mins,drain the rice and keep aside. Rinse and chop lemongrass stem.
In a pressure cooker add the rice and lemongrass stalks,add water, salt and sesame oil.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles on high flame.
When the pressure settles on its own, remove the lid. Remove and discard the lemongrass stalks before serving. Serve the aromatic lemongrass rice hot with Thai curry.
Tip:Same can be made in microwave too,cook on high for 17 minutes.