Wednesday, June 15, 2011

5 SPICE MUSHROOM RICE

Ingredients


2 cups RICE
1/3 cup MUSHROOM SLICED
1/2 cuP  black mushroom
1 tsp chinese 5 spice powder
a pinch of sugar
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat the oil, add the mushrooms and sauté till they are tender.
  2. Add the dried black mushrooms and sauté for 2 to 3 more minutes.
  3. Add the Chinese 5 spice powder and sauté for ½ a minute.
  4. Add the rice, sugar and salt and mix well.
  5. Serve hot.

Tips
  1. Soak the dried mushrooms in hot water for 15 minutes. Remove and discard the stalk.

5 SPICE POWDER
Ingredients


4 tsp PEPPERCORNS
16 whole STAR ANISE ( CHAKRI PHOOL)
12 CLOVES LAUNG
10 CINNAMON ( DALCHINI)
2 tbsp FENNEL SEEDS ( SAUNF)


Method

  1. In a dry pan, roast the Schezuan peppercorns over low heat until the aroma is released. Keep aside.
  2. Roast together the other ingredients for about 3 minutes on low heat till the aroma is released.
  3. Grind together all the ingredients in a blender. Sieve the mixture.
  4. A coarse powder of the spices will be left behind. Grind it again to make a fine powder and sieve again. Discard the coarse powder left behind or grind it again.
  5. Store the sieved powder in an air-tight jar and use as required




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