Something that can be served as a meal alone or as a side dish with others. I cooked this minted rice with fish and peas as the base for another meal though.
It will work as a main dish although it is something that I would find too dry. That means that I would serve with some kind of sauce.
The basic recipe is very tasty though and is well worth cooking to serve at your dinner table.
This Minted Rice with Fish and Peas is a very easy to dish to make. It basically just needs a few ingredients putting into a steamer basket then allowing the steamer to do its work.
Personally I feel that this works best as an accompaniment to another sauce based dish. It can be eaten alone but, served this way, is too dry for my taste. Something like a Ratatouille or a Sweet and Sour Sauce would go along very well on the dinner plate.
- 125g/4oz Long Grain Rice
- 1 or 2 White Fish Fillets
- 60g/2oz Peas
- ½ tsp Mint
- Set the steamer up with sufficient water to cook for 45 minutes
- Put the rice into a steamer safe bowl that will fit into the basket. Cover with water to a depth of about 1cm/½in.
- Add a little salt to taste
- Put the fish on top.
- Add in the peas plus the mint.
- Put the bowl into the steamer basket.Set onto the steamer and cover.
- Steam for around 30-40 minutes so that the rice and fish cook through. Check after around 20 mins as a little more water may be needed.
- Carefully take the bowl of cooked rice, fish and peas from the steamer. Place the bowl onto a heat resistant surface.
- Use a fork to break the fish into flakes and mix in to the rice and peas. Use a light hand to ensure that the rice stays fluffy.
- Serve while still hot.
I would be more inclined to use this as a side dish rather than as a meal alone although it is sufficiently filling to stand as a meal. Cook with a little more fish if serving as a meal alone.
Leftovers can also be chilled and served as part of a salad dish. Just put into a sealed container and keep in the fridge until ready to eat.