Spicy Thai Rice

Spicy Thai Rice

Adjust the “heat” of this recipe by the number of chiles used. Sprinkle with soy or teriyaki sauce, if desired.

Meal Type:
Spicy Thai Rice
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Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups (550 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked USA long grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped green onions
  • 1 to 2 fresh red chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) each: chopped fresh cilantro and butter
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) turmeric
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) fresh lime juice
  •  Chopped roasted peanuts for garnish (optional)
  •  Crushed red pepper flakes for garnish (optional)
Directions
  1. In medium saucepan, combine water, rice, onions, chiles, cilantro, butter, gingerroot, salt and turmeric. Bring to a boil; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Stir in lime juice; fluff with fork. Garnish with peanuts and pepper flakes, if desired.

Microwave Oven Instructions

  1. In large, microwaveable baking dish, combine water, rice, onions, chiles, cilantro, butter, gingerroot, salt and turmeric; stir. Cover and cook on High 5 minutes. Reduce setting to Medium and cook, covered, 15 to 20 minutes (45 minutes for brown rice), or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Stir in lime juice; fluff with fork. Garnish with peanuts and pepper flakes, if desired.