Thursday, August 30, 2007

Seafood and Aromatic Rice

1 1/4 cup basmati rice
2 T. vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 to 1 tsp chili powder
4 cloves (to be removed before serving)
1 cinnamon stick (ditto)
2 tsp curry paste
8 oz. peeled shrimp
1 lb. white fish fillets- cod, haddock, tilapia, etc- cut into bite sized pieces
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/3 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup frozen corn
2 T. lime juice
2 T. shredded coconut
salt and pepper

Rinse rice until water is clear. Heat oil in large saucepan, add onion, garlic, spices and curry paste and saute for 1 minute. Stir in uncooked rice and mix until well coated. Add seafood, season well with salt and pepper. Stir lightly. Pour in boiling water, cover and cook for 10 minutes on low. Add peas and corn, cook for an additional 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Uncover, fluff with fork and transfer to platter. Sprinkle with lime juice and coconut.

Make a cucumber salad on the side!

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