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Japanese Rice With Salted Peanuts and Scallions

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“this is a great side dish, slightly different from the other one here. Japanese rice is a short grain rice often called sushi rice. You can substitute arborio”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups short-grain japanese rice
  • 5 tablespoons salted peanuts
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly across
  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Lightly rinse the rice in a sieve until all the rice is wet. Put it in a 6-cup saucepan with 2 cups water and let it soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Crush the peanuts lightly to the size of whole peppercorns. This is easy to do by pressing a small, heavy saucepan on the peanuts with a rocking motion.
  3. Stir the rice well and place the saucepan over high heat. Let the rice come to a boil. Stir it again and turn the heat down as low as possible. Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and let simmer for 11 minutes. Move the rice off the heat and let it sit, covered for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the rice to a bowl, stir well, and let cool for 10 minutes. Fold in the peanuts, scallions, oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Shape the rice in a mold.
  5. For assembly:.
  6. Choose a simple, colorful plate that contrasts in both shape and color with the rice.

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