Fragrant jasmine rice, succulent pork and the nuttiness of browned garlic. This take on a classic Vietnamese rice dish has it all, and then some. To top it off, 99% of the cooking happens directly in your rice cooker. This dish is simple, delicious, satisfying and best of all, ideal for a busy weeknight meal.
This take on golden rice is just as much a feast for the eyes as it is a treat for the palate. The turmeric transforms the rice from white to a vibrant yellow-gold color that’s almost unbelievably vivid. Just look at the photos! This is truly a gorgeous meal, and just as filling as it is appealing.
The only trick to the dish is that jasmine rice is a little finicky. You absolutely have to rinse and drain jasmine rice before adding it to the cooker. Also, jasmine rice isn’t cooked using the standard two-parts water to one part rice ratio. The trick is to cover the rice by just about a half-inch and then cook it at the lowest heat available. The reward for this is rice that’s absolutely fluffy, light and airy, with a heavenly aroma and a restaurant perfect bite.
If you try just one new rice dish this year, try this one. you’ll be glad you did.
*note – This one is all my wife. I just cooked the pork chops and took the pictures. Amazing job, Mrs. Russell! For added moisture, toss the rice with just a bit of butter before serving.
Golden Rice with Pan Seared Pork
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 604Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 44g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
For added moisture, toss the rice with just a bit of butter before serving.
I think the only thing that could make this better would be the addition of a little diced red chili pepper. It would add a little heat and a lovely pop of color.
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