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Toasted Rice and Fish Soup     HT  SP  Myanmar  60mins

Serves 4       Hot  Fish  Vegetable  Vegetables  Soups Dairy Free   Eggless Burmese  Burma  Asia  Asian

225g/8oz Sea Bass or Red Snapper, cut into 2.5cm/1-inch slices
˝ teasp Ground Turmeric
2 tbsp Fish Sauce
50g/2oz Long Grain Rice
3 tbsp Vegetable oil
˝ Onion, thinly sliced
1 Garlic Clove, thinly sliced
12mm/ ˝ inch Fresh Root Ginger, thinly sliced
1 stalk Lemon Grass, slightly crushed or 1 teasp Ground Lemon Grass
450g/1lb Tinned Bamboo Shoots
1 teasp Shrimp Paste or Ngapi
1.1L/40fl.oz. Fish Stock


1. Rub the fish slices with turmeric and fish sauce and set aside.

2. Heat a frying pan until hot then add the rice and toast over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice turns a light brown colour.

3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and fry until crisp and brown. Remove from the pan with tongs and set aside.

4. Reheat the oil in the pan, add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes then add the lemongrass and fry for a further 1 minute.

5. Add the fish and its marinade to the pan and fry for 2 minutes.

6. Add the toasted rice, shrimp paste and bamboo shoots and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

7. Add the stock, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Serve hot.





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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.

Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


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Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate


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