Thursday, March 15, 2007

Chinese Five-Spice Rice

Chinese five-spice is a mixture of ground spices usually consisting of equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. By adding Chinese five-spice, the cooked rice has really lovely aroma.

Preparation: 5 mins Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° 1 tablespoon sesame oil or vegetable oil
° ½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
° ½ teaspoon salt
° toasted sesame seeds (optional)

1. Combine all the ingredients into an electric rice cooker, mix well and turn it on.
2. When done, leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and serve hot.


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