Fennel-Lavender Knight Rice
Fennel seed and lavender are aromatic additions to this gorgeous rice. Knight rice is sometimes called purple rice for the colour it turns after cooking.
Author: Jodi MacKinnon
Recipe type: Mains
- 2 cups Knight rice
- 3½ cups water
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- ½ cup cooking onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup baby mushrooms, trimmed
- 1 Tbsp fennel seed
- 1 Tbsp lavender
- 1 green onion, sliced on a diagonal
- Rinse the Knight rice under cold water until there’s no starch running out of it and the water is clear.
- Put the rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and steam for 35 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes, covered.
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the onion and mushrooms and cook until they begin to caramelise.
- Grind the fennel seed and lavender together in a spice grinder. Add it to the onions and mushrooms and toss with the rice.
- Garnish with green onion and serve.
Qualifirst's COO, Jodi loves cooking and baking. Taking raw ingredients and turning them into something that is absolutely delicious, with just the right flavor balance, is one of her favorite pastimes.