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Left over rice & fresh peas

I want to "freshen" some left over jasmine rice by adding some fresh peas to it. What would be the best seasonings to add, other than garam masala. Thanks a lot.

asked by DebJ over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

One handy thing to keep in the 'fridge is lemon grass paste in the tube. Just a 1/2 tsp of that to leftover rice makes nice rice. You can find it in the produce section at some supermarket, I've even it at wal-mart.
IMHO, I find the paste superior than pounding fresh to mix with rice as it incorporates much better than often times tough stems of lemon grass--plus it stores well for use on demand.

added over 3 years ago

You could make a variation on risi e bisi, which usually calls for arborio rice, I believe. But it's a thought.

added over 3 years ago

mint and/or parsley and/or chives and/or scallions.

added over 3 years ago

Oh hands down this one from Mark Bittman and Jean Georges. add the peas in at the end. I've done it many times with the egg for breakfast and without as a savory side dish. You could probably even wrap the rice in banana leaves and throw it on the grill.

added over 3 years ago

Thanks, all for the ideas. I ended up with some scallions, a bit of butter and the peas. It worked. Your suggestions are great and will end up trying them all. Thanks again.

added over 3 years ago

Fried onion,raisin and cashew in Ghee