Saturday, January 16, 2010

RecipeReplica: Nutty Grapefruit Rice and An Award

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This is a recipe that I borrowed from Sailaja's kitchen. Sailaja can be called as a "culinary scientist" because she is constantly experimenting with food. Her blog is a hub of novel recipes and I love visiting her spot.She was generous enough to let me try out this recipe of hers.For the life of me I couldn't have figured it for what it is if I didn't know behorehand that it was made with grapefruit.Tasted as good as Lemon/Lime rice and it would go well with Lamb/Chicken Kebabs or any spicy sides.
  • Basmati rice - 2 cup
  • Red Grapefruit - 1, juiced
  • Onion - 1, small, diced
  • Cashews and peanuts - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Split Black Gram - 1 tsp
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro - For Garnish
  • Cook the rice as per package directions and cool.
  • Brown the nuts in a tablespoon of oil.Set aside.
  • In a deep saute pan, heat oil, add the mustard seeds and black gram. Once the seeds begin to splutter, add the onions and brown it.
  • Add the rice and give a gentle mix.
  • In a cup, mix the juice of grapefruit with turmeric powder and salt. Pour that into the pan and mix gently for a minute. Switch off the stove. Garnish with chopped Cilantro, browned nuts.
Makes 4 servings.

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  1. Yummy rice, interesting and unique idea to add grapefruit juice!!!

  2. So nice of you to try this ...Hope you liked it?Thanks for the nice word about me,my pleasure.You too are making great dishes.Keep rocking.

  3. Looks yummm... :) mom used to make this too. :)

  4. Very nice preparation, have not worked with grapefruit yet.

  5. Beautiful rice, even i have bookmarked at Sailaja's space...delicious rice & congrats on ur award..

  6. fantastic presentation...I didn't had tried any dish with grapefruit...sure i 'm going to try this one...thanks for the recipe...looks yummy n simple...

  7. Mmmmmm, tempting. Never tried this before, a sure try soon. Thx for sharing :):)


  8. I like the idea,with grape fruits in season,have to try :D

  9. Perfect rice and well presented. Nice to have tried it from sailaja. Do visit my blog when time permits.


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