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lemon grass rice recipe, how to make thai lemon grass rice recipe

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thai lemon grass rice recipe with step by step photos – this is a beautiful fragrant rice recipe made with lemon grass stems. this is a thai recipe and i had made the rice with another thai recipe pat pet takrai (stir fried vegetables and tofu with lemon grass stalks).

it is a simple and quick rice recipe. lemon grass stem is a common ingredient used in thai cooking. its a fragrant stem and infuses a lovely lemony aroma in the food. even when you are chopping it, you can get this lemony aroma.

in fact, i have always used lemon grass in our everyday tea. we have lemongrass tea quite often at our place. i have never used lemon grass in any other indian recipe till now. for the first time i have added lemon grass stem in a rice based dish.

i do venture sometimes in other cuisines. thai food is a personal favorite. i am also planning to cook the thai veg red curry and thai veg green curry soon. one of my favorite thai curry recipes. i adapted this lemon grass rice recipe from here. whilst, i did not have the fragrant jasmine rice, i used instead another fragrant rice – basmati rice.

you need to know how to chop the lemon grass stem. check out this nice article with pictures on how to chop and prepare lemon grass stem for cooking. i used the fleshy part to make the pat pet takrai and the upper end of the stalk to make this fragrant lemon grass rice. i separated the layers of the stalks and added them to the rice.

if you are looking for more rice recipes then do check masala rice, saffron rice, lemon rice, biryani rice, cumin rice, tawa pulao and veg biryani in pressure cooker.

lemon grass rice recipe below:

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thai lemon grass rice recipe
prep time
20 mins
cook time
10 mins
total time
30 mins
fragrant rice recipe made with lemon grass stalks.
course: main course
cuisine: asian, thai
servings: 3 -4
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • handful of lemon grass stalks obtained from 1 to 2 lemon grass stems
  • 1.75 cups to 2 of water
  • salt (optional)
  • a few drops of sesame oil (optional)
how to make recipe
  1. clean wash and soak the rice in water for 15 to 20 mins. then drain the rice and keep aside. rinse the lemon grass stem first. chop the lemon grass stem.
  2. in a pressure cooker add the rice and lemon grass stalks.
  3. add water, salt and sesame oil.
  4. pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on a low to medium flame. i have kept the rice grains slightly sticky as thats how we like this rice with thai curries. if you want separate grains then cook for 2 whistles.
  5. when the pressure settles on its own, remove the lid. fluff and discard the lemon grass stalks before serving. serve the aromatic lemon grass rice hot with your choice of any thai vegetable dish or stir fried dish.

step by step thai lemon grass rice recipe:

1. clean wash and soak the rice in water for 15 to 20 mins. then drain the rice and keep aside. rinse the lemon grass stem first. chop the lemon grass stem.

2. in a pressure cooker add the rice, salt and lemon grass stalks.

3. add water and sesame oil.

4. pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on a low to medium flame. i have kept the rice grains slightly sticky as thats how we like this rice with thai curries. if you want separate grains then cook for 2 whistles.

5. when the pressure settles on its own, remove the lid. fluff and discard the lemon grass stalks before serving. serve the aromatic lemon grass rice hot with your choice of any thai vegetable dish or stir fried dish. i served this lemony lemon grass rice with pat pet takrai and black bean sauce.




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