Fragrant Ginger and Carrot Rice

Fragrant Ginger and Carrot Rice


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About this recipe: Fragrant basmati rice is pan fried with carrots, onions, fresh ginger, peanuts and coriander.


Serves: 6 

  • 250g (1,1/2 cups) basmati rice
  • 500ml (2 cups) water
  • 30g (2 tablespoons) roasted peanuts
  • 30g butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 knob root ginger, finely grated
  • 2 to 3 carrots, peeled and grated
  • salt to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh coriander to garnish

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover with lid, and allow to steam until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. While rice is cooking, blend peanuts in a food processor until crushed and set aside. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry onions until golden brown. Stir in ginger, carrots and salt to taste. Reduce heat to low, cover
  3. and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in cayenne pepper and peanuts.
  4. When rice is done, add it to the frying pan and stir gently to combine with other ingredients.
  5. Garnish with chopped coriander.

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