Butter and Lentil Rice (Burma)
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- Ready In:
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4 cup split dried channa dal, soaked for 8 hours
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 2⁄3 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Drain the dal and rinse the basmati rice until the water runs clear. Put the rice in a pot and layer the soaked dal on top. Add the remaining ingredients and the water.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed.
- Let rest for five minutes before serving.
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