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Smoked and Fried Rice with Olive and Thyme Butter

Smoked and Fried Rice with Olive and Thyme Butter

This dish goes perfectly with a roast lamb and vegetables.

  • Serves: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    4 rooibos tea bags
    2 cups Spekko India Gate Basmati Rice
    5 cups water
    5ml (1 tsp) salt
    1 cup (250 ml) pitted and chopped green olives
    A handful of chopped fresh thyme leaves
    125g butter
    2 cloves of garlic, grated

Method

    1.Line a large pot with tinfoil. Remove the tea leaves from the bags and sprinkle over the bottom of the pot.
    2.Set a metal rack in the pot, add a bowl with the rice, cover the pot and heat on high heat for 4  – 5 minutes. Remove the rice and set aside to cool.
    3.Place the rice in a large pot, add the water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10  – 15 minutes, then drain the rice.
    4.In a large pan, melt the butter, then add the thyme, garlic and olives. Sauté for a minute or 2, then add the drained rice. Sauté for 5 minute and serve warm.