Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mas Bai (Fish Rice)

Mas Bai reminds me of Picnics. We go picnics to some of the small uninhabited islands in Maldives which have beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue seas. One of our favorite picnic lunch is Masbai. Some times at homes just to make the day special Masbai is cooked. Everyone loves it.

3cups of glutinous rice (washed)
41/2cups of water or Coconut Milk
1medium half of a smoked tuna (Mas falhiey)(sliced)
3big onions (chopped)
3springs of curry leaves
5piece of 2inch pandan leaves
4 cardamom
1tbs whole pepper corns
1 chilly (githeyomirus)
3inch of cinnamon
11/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp turmeric powder
1/3cup Vegetable oil

In a big sauce pan add oil, onion, curry leaves, pandan leaves and chilly fry until soft. Add ginger garlic paste and washed rice, fry for about 10 minutes.
Add water or Coconut Milk, salt, smoked tuna, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom and turmeric powder. Mix well and cook until rice is soft and all the water is absorbed.
If you feel rice is still hard add little bit of water and cook until all water is absorbed. Serve hot with fried "Rihaakuru"(fried fish paste) or you can eat with some vegetable curry too..............................enjoy! 

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