Scented Sultana Rice

    35 minutes

    This Malaysian rice dish known as 'Nasi Minyak'. The rice is added to a broth containing onion and garlic that has been sautéed in gee along with star anise, cinnamon and cloves; sultanas are added shortly before serving.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 cups long grained rice
    • 100g ghee
    • 2 large onions , sliced finely
    • 3 cloves garlic, pounded
    • 4 cups (1 litre) water
    • 5 cloves
    • 2 star anise
    • 5cm cinnamon stick
    • 6 cardamom pods
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 pinch ground white pepper, to taste
    • 1/2 cup (100g) sultanas
    • 100g fried shallots

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Rinse rice well and drain.
    2. Heat ghee in a saucepan then fry the sliced onions and pounded garlic until soft and fragrant. Add water.
    3. Add the cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, cardamom, salt and pepper then bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce heat and add in the rice; stir well and cook covered over low heat. When the rice is almost dry add the sultanas and mix well then leave to cook.
    5. Garnish with fried shallots.

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