thai lemon grass rice recipe
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lemongrass rice recipe

fragrant thai rice recipe made with lemongrass stalks.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: asian, thai
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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)


  • 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.