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Thai lemongrass rice recipe with step by step photos – this is beautiful fragrant rice made with lemongrass stems. Gluten-free and vegan.

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This is a Thai recipe and I had made the rice with another Thai recipe pat pet takrai (stir-fried vegetables and tofu with lemongrass stalks).

It is a simple and quick rice recipe. Lemongrass stem is a common ingredient used in Thai cooking. It is 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 lemongrass in our everyday tea. we have lemongrass tea quite often at our place. I have never used lemongrass in any other Indian recipe till now. For the first time I have added lemongrass 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 red curry and Thai green curry soon. One of my favorite Thai curry recipes. I adapted this lemongrass rice recipe from Here. whilst, I did not have the fragrant jasmine rice, I used instead of another fragrant rice – basmati rice.

You need to know how to chop the lemongrass 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 Lemongrass rice. I separated the layers of the stalks and added them to the rice.

How to make lemongrass rice

1. Clean wash and soak the rice in water for 15 to 20 mins. Then drain the rice and keep aside. Rinse the lemongrass stem first. Chop the lemongrass stem.

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2. In a pressure cooker add the rice, salt and lemongrass stalks.

making lemongrass rice

3. Add water and sesame oil.

making lemongrass rice

4. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on a low to medium flame. I have kept the rice grains slightly sticky as that’s how we like this rice with Thai curries. If you want separate grains then cook for 2 whistles.

Thai lemongrass rice

5. When the pressure settles on its own, remove the lid. Fluff and discard the lemongrass stalks before serving. Serve the aromatic lemongrass rice hot with your choice of any Thai vegetable dish or stir-fried dish. I served this lemony Lemongrass rice with pat pet takrai and black bean sauce.

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thai lemon grass rice recipe

Lemongrass Rice

5 from 2 votes
Fragrant Thai rice recipe made with lemongrass stalks.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Thai, World
Course: Main Course

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • handful of lemongrass 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)

Instructions

  • Clean wash and soak the rice in water for 15 to 20 mins. Then drain the rice and keep aside. Rinse the lemongrass stem first. Chop the lemon grass stem.
  • In a pressure cooker add the rice and lemongrass stalks.
  • Add water, salt and sesame oil.
  • 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.
  • When the pressure settles on its own, remove the lid. Fluff and discard the lemongrass stalks before serving. Serve the aromatic lemongrass rice hot with your choice of any thai vegetable dish or stir fried dish.

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4 Comments

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