Rice with Lemongrass and Green Onion
An Asian-style rice side dish seasoned with sautéed chopped onion, turmeric, lemon grass and green onions.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 3/4 cups water
2 (12-inch-long) lemongrass stalks, cut into 2-inch-long pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large green onion, sliced
- Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 2/3 cup onion and turmeric and sauté 5 minutes. Mix in rice. Add water, lemongrass and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand covered 10 minutes. Discard lemongrass.
- Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add green onion and sauté 1 minute. Add rice and stir until heated through. Season to taste with salt.
Makes 4 servings.