steamed salmon and lemongrass pilaf

  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, sliced
  • 7cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • sea salt flakes 
  • 1½ cups (300g) long grain rice 
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock 
  • 4 x 200g skinless salmon fillets, cut into 3cm pieces 
  • 1 cup coriander leaves 
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves 
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced 
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced 
  •  soy sauce, to serve
  1. Place the lemongrass, ginger and garlic in a small food processor and process until finely chopped. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the lemongrass mixture and salt and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the rice and stir to combine. Add the stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes. Place the salmon, in a single layer, on top of the rice mixture, cover and remove the pan from the heat. Allow to stand for 4 minutes.
  4. Top the pilaf with coriander, basil, green onion, chilli and soy sauce to serve. Serves 4.
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