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Vegetable Rice Recipe

(Com Voi Rau)

Ingredients : Serves 4

400 g

30 ml

450 g

1/4 teaspoon

600-750 ml

Short-grained rice, washed and drained

Vegetable oil

Pak Choy (Chinese cabbage), cut crossways in 2.5cm pieces

Salt

Water

Method :
  • Wash the rice several times until the water runs clear. Drain thoroughly.

  • Heat a heavy saucepan over a high heat. Add the oil, swirl and heat for a further 30 seconds or so.

  • Add the cabbage and stir rapidly.

  • The cabbage leaves should now be shiny with oil.

  • Sprinkle some salt and stir and the leaves will brighten.

  • Put the rice and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.

  • Let it bubble for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Turn the heat to medium and let it bubble for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Turn to the lowest possible heat, cover and let the rice cook for 20 minutes.

  • When it is cooked, leave it to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

  • Lay the rice on a flat dish, placing the cabbage on top.

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