giovedì 28 gennaio 2010

Curry rice with carrots


Curry basmati rice with carrots

I had never tried to make curry rice...So I thought it was the right moment to make some!
I didn't follow the original recipe, as I was distrustful towards the almonds and raisins used on my cook book.So I only used the carrots..and who knows, next time I may try it with almonds or raisins!
Anyway, it was nothing hard to do and I admit, the taste of curry it's something I really like,maybe because it's such a new spice to me. The reason why I have never tried to make curry rice, it 's mainly due to Italy's long tradition of several ways to cook rice..there are really endless italian recipes with rice!
But now, let's get to the point: the recipe. I am gonna give you the original version, but remember...I didn't use almonds nor raisins! Here you are:

All you need is...yes, you also need love in kitchen! :-)

  • 250 g Basmati rice
  • 2 middle sized carrots
  • 150 g raisins
  • 150 g almonds
  • 1 glass of milk
  • curry powder
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  1. Put raisins in a bowl full of warm water and leave them there for about 15 minutes.
  2. Peel and cut carrots into thin sticks.
  3. Pour 5 spoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a big sized nonstick pan, let it warm and add the carrot sticks. Mix and cook on medium heat for about 6 minutes, slowly adding a spoon of water.
  4. Chop the almonds and in a separate pan, toast them for about 2 minutes, keep mixing, in order not to burn them!
  5. Now strain the raisins and add them to the carrot sticks. Add also the almonds.
  6. Bring to a boil abundant water, add salt and cook rice, al dente.
  7. With a spoon, take some water from the pan and  pour it in a cup/glass, to which you'll add a spoon of curry (or two). Mix it, until it looks homogenous.
  8. Strain the rice, put it in the pan and add all the curry, mix and gradually pour the milk. Leave it on medium heat until the rice will look bright yellow and all the ingredients (carrots, almonds,raisins) will form a creamy mixture.
  9. Serve warm.
I hope you liked, and hope to have explained well!!!

10 commenti:

Anonimo ha detto...

Oh...Annalisa...How I love rice but Hubby will not eat it so I will have to just enjoy your post!!
I don't think I would like the almonds & raisins as I think it may be a bit sweet.... This looks like a savory!!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Felted House ha detto...

This has reminded me of a dish of curried rice, with raisins, that my mum used to make years and years ago, (served with hard-boiled eggs and white sauce!) I'm going to try yours as soon as I can, perhaps for lunch tomorrow, thank you! xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ ha detto...

I've never made it either but I would like to try. We had risotto on our trip. Have you made it? I need to find out how to cook it! I love it....I love all kinds of rice! ♥

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti ha detto...

I love your presentation Annalisa. Very beautiful!

I am not a fan of raisins in rice but I would try adding the almonds. I like curry and it's mild peppery taste.

Victoria ha detto...

HI Annalisa! This rice looks so yummy! Try the raisens and almonds...I know it seems a bit weird, but I think you can try it...besides, you can always pick them out! xoxxox have a great weekend !!

love lives in the kitchen ha detto...

great! you gave me an idea for a sunday lunch! i love your new header!
have a very sweet day!

Merchi ha detto...

I love rice,it's my favorite pasta.. Perfect recipe for my taste, Annalisa. It needs nothing more.

Happy weekend :)

Anonimo ha detto...

I absolutely love your new header! And the rice.... delicious.

Rita ha detto...

Beeautiful header! I have never made made curried rice, and love it. You inspire me to try this recipe thank you. My husband would eat rice every meal if I made it.

Bernideen ha detto...

Love your blog - will be back later!