Everybody loves okra (lady'sfinger or vendikkai) at home, at least in mine, add it to a sambar or make a curry, I have no complaints. But,I never thought that I could make a rice with it, okra being the slimy one. I had jotted down this recipe very long time back and totally forgot about it. When I pulled it out today, I noted that I didn't have a couple of ingredients needed for the dish, but that didn't hold me back. My mind was made up to make it, one way or the other, and so finally I ended up making my own version, it's a very simple and easy one, all those okra lovers out there should definitely give this a try..
Need To Have
- Basmati Rice - 1 + 1/2 cup
- Okra - 2 cups sliced
- Scallions Or Spring Onions - 10 to 12 stalks
- Garlic - 4 pods grated
- Sambal Paste - 2 tablespoons
- Soy Sauce - 5 tablespoons
- Roasted Peanuts - 1/2 cup
- Salt And Pepper - to taste
|Saute the okra well|
|Add the spring onions and sambal paste|
|Add the rice and the peanuts|
Cook the rice with little salt and oil and cool it, the rice should not be mushy. Chop the scallions and keep the green and white part separately. Heat oil, add the garlic, saute for a few mins, add okra, saute well uncovered, till it is cooked but crunchy and crispy. Now add the sambal paste, soy sauce and the chopped spring onions, saving some green part of it for garnish, saute some more time. Now add the cooked rice and peanuts, mix everything up, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm, garnished with the scallions, some more peanuts with some soy sauce on the side.
Sending it off to Let's Cook - Rice event at Radhika's Tickling Palates.
Can add some shallow fried tofu or even some scrambled eggs, will definitely make it more tastier. I didn't add because I served it with a tofu curry.
If you don't have the sambal paste, which is basically red chilliies ground coarsely, add some chilli flakes.