Hue Rice - Com Huong Giang

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Title: Hue Rice - Com Huong Giang
Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Asian, Oriental, Vietnamese

Ingredients:

3 c Cooked rice
1 tb Dried shrimp
1 tb Toasted sesame seeds
1 Stalk fresh lemon grass
2 Shallots, sliced
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 ts Sugar
2 Fresh chilies
4 tb Vegatable oil
2 Scallions, sliced
1 Sm. onion
2 tb Broth or water
2 tb Nuoc mam (fish sauce)
Freshly ground black pepper
Coriander sprigs


Rub the cold rice with wet hands to separate the grains. Set aside.
Soak the dried shrimp in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain.
Remove outer leaves from lemon grass, trim, and mince.
Grind together the shrimp, lemon grass, shallots, garlic, sugar and
chilies.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or skillet. Add the scallions and
stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the lemon grass and dried shrimp mixture
and stir-fry for 5 minutes over high heat. Remove to a dish. Pour the
remaining 2 tablespoons oil into the wok. Add the onion and stir-fry
until translucent. Add the rice and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
Stir in the broth, fish sauce and black pepper to taste. Add the lemon
grass and shrimp mixture and the toasted sesame seeds. Stir to combine
well. Transfer to heated platter.
Sprinkle with additional black pepper and garnish with the corinader
springs. Serve with Nuoc Cham (Lime sauce).

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