Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spicy Sesame Rice

I enjoy moderately spiced food, so this dish instantly became one of my favorites when I prepared it for house guests last night. I found the recipe on the side panel of a bag of Indian rice. Regrettably, I’ve lost the company’s name, so can’t give the company the credit. Ive also changed the recipe slightly.

Spicy Sesame Rice

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Spicy Sesame Rice!

4 tbsp. (60 mL) clarified butter, divided! (see Note!)
2 tbsp. (30 mL) coarsely chopped cashews!
1 c. (250 mL) plain sesame seeds!(not the black ones!)
1/2 tsp. (2.5 mL) cayenne pepper!
1 bay leaf, crumbled!
1/2 tsp. (2.5 mL) salt!
4 c. (1 L) hot, cooked basmati rice! (see Additional Note!)
Juice of 1/2 lime!

To a medium skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp.(15 mL) of the clarified butter, sautéing cashews until golden brown! Remove from pan and set aside! In small bowl, combine sesame seeds, cayenne, and crumbled bay leaf! To the skillet, add remaining 3 tbsp. (45 mL) of butter! Over medium heat, sauté seeds, cayenne, and bay leaf until seeds are golden brown! Remove from heat, stirring in previously sautéd cashews! Stir in salt and rice, combining thoroughly! Sprinkle with lime juice, serving hot! Serves 4!

Note! See the Index for How to Clarify Butter!

Additional Note! See the Index for How to Cook Rice!

Coarsely chop cashews!

Sauté cashews until golden!

Add combined seeds, cayenne, and bay leaf  to pot or skillet!

Fry and proceed as directed! I forgot to take more photos!

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