“Here’s an amazing recipe of rice with noodles that really upgrade it and give it depth of flavors and a special color.”
Original Recipe Author
Have you ever wondered what makes oriental dishes so much different from others? Well, one key element is the use of diverse spices and cooking techniques that bring out rich flavors and aromas.
Today, we’ll share with you how to replicate these scents and flavors with a simple Oriental rice recipe. Most people thought that rice could only be white and plain or yellow when saffron was available.
However, this recipe will introduce you to a world where rice and noodles coexist in the same bowl, adding a unique twist to a side dish!
A small warning: if you’re not one for robust flavors and textures, this might be a tad outside of your comfort zone. For those who are adventurous, though, let’s take a look at what this oriental rice recipe promises.
Oriental Rice Recipe
- 1 cup basmati rice
- ½ cup noodles
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 1 carrot (grated)
- Some parsley
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. sweet paprika
- Some coarse black pepper
- 1 tsp. chicken soup mix
- 2 cups boiling water
- Place the rice in a large bowl, pour water on top until it covers it, then let it soak for a bit.
- Rinse and strain.
- Add 3–4 tablespoons of oil to a pot on medium heat.
- Place the onion and carrot in the pot and stir until the onions turn translucent.
- Once you spot the change in the color, add the rice, noodles, and chopped parsley, and stir again until well combined.
- Sprinkle the salt, sweet paprika, some coarse black pepper, and soup mix.
- Continue stirring the mixture until the noodles and rice are entirely coated.
- As you’re stirring, pour two cups of boiling water (the same size you use for the rice).
- When the water boils, cover the pot and bring the heat down.
- Leave the pot to cook for about 25–30 minutes.
- One way to tell if you got the seasoning right is to taste the water! You can quickly remedy any fault before closing the pot again by adding the missing seasoning to the water.
- Once the 30 minutes are up, turn off the heat and keep the pot covered for another 15 minutes. Don’t open it immediately!
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