In a 2 quart saucepan water saute the garlic and lemon grass stiring constantly for 1 minute.
Add rice (uncooked) and currants. Continue cooking stiring occasionally until heated through. (2 - 3 minutes)
Add chicken broth, coconut milk, soya sauce and orange peel; stir until well mixed. Continue cooking until mixture reaches but does not come to a boil.( 3 - 5 minutes )
Reduce heat to low, cover and cook untill all liquids are absorbed.( 8 - 10 minutes ). Stir in red bell pepper, onion and sesame oil and heat for 1 minute.
Yields 6, 2/3 cup servings.
|1 tbs spoon sesame oil|
|1 tbs chopped garlic|
|2 tbs chopped lemon grass|
|1 1/2 cup Jasmine or short-grain white rice|
|1/4 cup currants or unsulfered raisins|
|2 1/4 cup chicken broth|
|1/2 cup coconut milk|
|2 tbs spoon soya sauce|
|2 ts grated orange peel|
|1 med chopped red bell pepper|
|1/2 cup sliced green oinion|