"Sweet, salty, tangy, aromatic, crunchy, hot and spicy. Don't leave off the garnishments; they add to the complexity of flavors."
1 3/4 cups
1 tablespoon peanut oil or 1 tablespoon
1 1/2 cups
onions, cut into thin half moons
garlic cloves, minced
( if needed)
( Sambal Oelek)
fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 cup peanuts or 1/2 cup
cashews, coarsely chopped and toasted
Cook rice per package instructions using 1 3/4 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt; keep warm.
In the meantime, in a medium-sized skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook, tossing frequently, 15 minutes or until onions are golden. The onions should reduce to about 1 cup. Stir in brown sugar, salt, chili paste, and rice vinegar; cook another 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
Gently fold rice into onion mixture. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro.
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Sweet Chili & Onion Jasmine Rice (cont.)