Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Lemongrass Creamed Rice

Makes a delicious dessert or breakfast/brunch alternative.

Serves 4-6

100g short grain rice
1L milk
1 stalk lemongrass, bruised
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
sliced fruit of your choice to serve (guava & red papaya are the recipe's suggestions)

Rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear. Drain well.
Place the milk in a saucepan, add the lemongrass, sugar & vanilla, & heat until the liquid is about to boil.
Add the rice & stir for 1 minute or until the liquid returns to the boil.
Reduce the heat & allow to simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally or until the rice is tender.
Remove & discard the lemongrass.
Put the rice into bowls & top with sliced fruit. Serve immediately.

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