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Balinese Lamb Cutlets on Saffron Rice

This dish is rich with tastes, flavours and spices.

Ingredients

  • 10 pieces lamb cutlets.

  • Marinade ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon grated lengkuas (galangal)

  • ½ teaspoon belachan (shrimp paste)

  • ½ tablespoon fresh turmeric

  • 2 serai (lemongrass) - sliced

  • 3 red chillies

  • 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste

  • 2 teaspoons kicap manis

  • 2 roots of fresh coriander- leaves and roots - chopped

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • Saffron Rice

  • ½ cup warm milk

  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)

  • 5 whole green cardamom pods

  • 2 pieces cinnamon sticks - each about 5 cm in length

  • 2 cups basmati rice - rinsed

  • 3¼ cups cold water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Method

  • 1.

    Pound marinade ingredients in a mortar and pestle.

  • 2.

    Marinate lamb cutlets with the pounded spice for ½ hour.

  • 3.

    Grill lamb cutlets on rack under hot grill for 6 minutes each side.

  • 4.

    Rest grilled lamb cutlets for 5 minutes.

  • 5.

    Serve grilled lamb cutlets on saffron rice with steamed green vegetables.

  • 6.

    Saffron Rice

  • 7.

    Combine milk and saffron and set it aside for ½ hour to soak.

  • 8.

    Melt ghee in a saucepan over medium heat.

  • 9.

    Add cardamom and cinnamon and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes or until fragrant.

  • 10.

    Add rice and stir to combine.

  • 11.

    Add the water and saffron mixture.

  • 12.

    Season with salt and mix welll.

  • 13.

    Transfer rice mixture into a pot that can be used in microwave.

  • 14.

    Cook rice in microwave on 8 minutes H and 20 minutes MLow.

  • 15.

    Rest cooked rice for 5 minutes.

  • 16.

    Stir rice with a fork to separate the grains.

Notes

For a healthy version of saffron rice - use olive oil instead of ghee. Basmatic rice is low in GI.

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