After attending Foodadvisor Delhi meet in December , I returned home with few goodies that were exchanged as gifts by team. Komalsaol was one such wonder rice that puspanjalee got for all the team members. Having heard little about it, im surely doing more research while indulging the pack of goodness which im excited about . The rice doesn’t need cooking hence salad was best option I could think of more coz I already had few ingredients at home ready to chop. One can really make all the more creative salad with it. I wish I added boiled eggs too.
1 cup komal saol rice
2 cups warm water
7-8 mushrooms diced
2-4 babycorns roughly chopped
2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
Half capsicum diced
1 small onion diced
2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
1 green chilli slit & deseeded
Half teaspoon chilli flakes
Wash and soap the rice in warm water. Keep it covered for 15-20 mins. Drain well making sure that rice is not mushy. Add EV oil and little salt. Keep it aside
In a pan heat EV oil , stir in mushrooms , capsicum , babycorns, onions , slit chilli and finally garlic and salt in quick succession making sure the mushrooms are cooked yet crunchy while rest just coated with the oil and absorb the flavours. Allow it to cool down slightly and mix it with the rice.
I believe that komal saol rice so unique that it’s important to maintain the texture and nutty flavors of rice without mixing it with too many ingredients. This was my first try while I’m already thinking of mixing with fruits , milk as suggested by few expert friends and also other combinations of vegetables & various meats .