Monday, March 19, 2012

Pandan Briyani Rice/Nasi Briyani Pandan

Since yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day let me serve you some green rice. Carlos is not a fan of plain white rice so if I cook rice for our dinner I always flavor it with some spices. Instead of using the regular long grain rice I used Basmati rice as I prefer less starchy rice. This rice is great to go with any type of curry. I added a few drops of green coloring to it and Carlos said the rice looks kind of funky ha ha... oh well, he always think the green color food I made like Kueh Ketayap , Pandan Chiffon Cake , Pandan Kaya Cake , Kueh Bakar and etc are funky. Anyway, I adapted this rice recipe from my friend Shereen’s Briyani Rice with some minor change.


500 gram Basmati rice
2 tbsp butter
2 ¾ cups water
¼ evaporated milk
1 tsp salt


3 cardamoms
6 cloves
2 cm cinnamon stick
3 slices ginger
2 screwpine/pandan leaves – knotted

1. Heat butter in a wok and fry spices except screwpine leaves until fragrant. Add rice and stir-fry well for about 2 - 3 minutes, then transfer rice into an electric rice cooker.
2. Add water, evaporated milk or, pandan leaves and salt, then switch on the rice cooker.
3. When rice is cooked, fluff it up with a fork and serve it with your favorite curries.

I am submitting this dish to to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


ijayuji said...

Hi gert! awwww! drooling tgk ur plate :D u know what, kat sini i ada ada jumpa beras perasa pandan, dia punyer colour hijau, friend of mine dah cuba n she told me sedappp! nxt time i nak try tak perlu guna daun pandan :D

My Little Space said...

I love green & love wearing green as well! So, am I a funky woman too? haha.... Faint (Carlos)! There's actually a food stall in S'pore serving pandan chicken rice. Imagine that!
Hope you're going to have a great week ahead, dear.

Elin said...

Nice green and I bet it taste good with the pandan flavor in the rice...sedap sedap with the curry!

Shereen said...

I have this recipe,meh?..hahahaha...wait I go and check.I just told Simon when I saw this post that this will be tomorrow's dinner and then I saw my name *slap forehead*.Anyway, I just baked your rum and raisins cake and the boys love it.I think it must be the!

ann low said...

I love nasi briyani and this looks very delicious! I love your curry too!

lena said...

that's very nice, Gert! i see that you practically know how to cook everything, ever thought of opening a food outlet there?

Joyce @ Chunky Cooky said...

This is so creative.. incorporating pandan with briyani rice.. must be very fragrant...

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh stomach is growling when seeing your briyani, it's making me so hungry! I have to agree with know how to cook EVERYTHING!

ICook4Fun said...

Ijayuji, ada ke beras hijau. Macam mana yea. Dia orang rendam beras tu in pandan juice ke? Looking forward to the posting of you nasi hijau :)

Kristy, only the food and not humn ha ha..mmm pandan chicken rice sounds really good. Ok the next time I make Hainanese Chicken rice I will make some too.

Elin, yeap memang sedap!

Shereen, got. Check under the rice section. Yours warna putih but mine warna hijau :)

Ann, thank you.

Lena, not everything. There are still so many type of food I can't cook. Too much work opening a food outlet. Have to work from morning till evening. Too much work ha ha..

Joyce, yes it is. Hope you try them out one day.

Bee bee, next time you visit I cook a meal for you ok :)

suituapui said...

Yum! Yum! That looks like a killer!!! *drooling...

hanushi said...

Love the pandan rice! :)