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.

  • Posted by: DebJ
  • July 6, 2011


pauljoseph July 6, 2011
Fried onion,raisin and cashew in Ghee
DebJ July 6, 2011
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.
Summer O. July 6, 2011
Oh hands down this one from Mark Bittman and Jean Georges. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/27/dining/271mrex.html?ref=dining 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.
vvvanessa July 6, 2011
mint and/or parsley and/or chives and/or scallions.
Bevi July 6, 2011
You could make a variation on risi e bisi, which usually calls for arborio rice, I believe. But it's a thought.
Sam1148 July 6, 2011
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.
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