Moringa & Lime Leaf Rice

My moringa tree is now safely in the house for the duration of the cold season. It didn’t have much further to go to reach the ceiling when I brought it in so today I trimmed it way back. The trimmings didn’t yield a great quantity of the tiny leaves but I wanted to put them to use. I decided on a rice dish.

moringa rice

moringa rice

 

It started with olive oil in a hot skillet to which was added:

  • crushed cumin seeds
  • crushed coriander seeds
  • cardamom pods
  • cashew nuts
  • tiny young cayenne peppers
  • curry leaves
  • curry leaf paste
  • garlic paste
  • dried lime leaf
  • onion

moringa rice

moringa rice

moringa rice

moringa rice

 

When the onions had softened I added water, kosher salt, moringa leaves, moringa powder and lime leaf powder.

moringa rice

moringa rice

moringa rice

 

When the water came to a simmer I mixed in the rice, switched the heat to low and covered the skillet with a lid. This was allowed to simmer without stirring until the rice was cooked and all the water was absorbed.

moringa rice

moringa rice

 

While there was still heat under the pan I fluffed the rice and squeezed a sprinkling of lime juice on top. I could have used twice as many of the tiny young cayenne chili peppers and the dish would not have been too spicy. No worries… I have some freshly “harvested” fermented green cayenne hot sauce.

moringa rice

 

I had the leftover moringa rice for breakfast this morning. This time I added more young cayenne peppers.

moringa rice

moringa rice



 


4 thoughts on “Moringa & Lime Leaf Rice

  1. This is great! I have never heard of making rice this way – I can’t wait to get together these ingredients and try it out. My sister has been talking up the benefits of moringa, hopefully I can find some seeds and get them started one of these days.

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    1. The moringa sapling I have was given to me by my daughter. I’m not sure where she got it. Moringa seeds I ordered online didn’t germinate. They came from overseas somewhere. I’m sure there are more reputable sources. I haven’t searched them out yet.

      Moringa powder can be bitter in large quantities. A little bit of powder represents a lot of leaves so not much is required.

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