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Cooking With Futuremind - Ghost Pepper Fried Rice

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futuremind
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13 days ago3 min read

Greetings Steemians,

I've been itching to cook with the ghost peppers mother nature has blessed me with, so today I have done just that. Since it's a special occasion for me to cook with a pepper that has taken me years to obtain, I decided to share the experience and recipe.

Disclaimer:

Please exercise caution while cooking with hot peppers such as the bhut jolokia.


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It's important to note that this is not a ripe ghost pepper. Ripe ghost peppers are usually red/orange. Because of the fact that it is not ripe, I expected it to not be as hot as a ripe one. I was correct, and this ghost pepper was more comparable to a jalapeno pepper. It was still hot nonetheless. I will not be harvesting any more of these until they are ripe.

Ingredients used:

  • White Basmati Rice
  • Couscous
  • Half an onion
  • A few Portobello musrooms
  • 1/3 Bulb of garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Bhut Jolokia pepper

Pepper harvested from this plant


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First we need to brown up the rice. I do this by stirring dry at a high heat until the rice is visibly turning brown. About one cup should do it.


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Looking good, now we'll add a cup of water, and a about 3 tablespoons of olive oil.


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The rice should absorb the water relatively quickly on medium heat, uncovered.


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Chop up the mushrooms, onion, and garlic .Add them to the rice, also with some couscous. I eyeballed about a half cup.


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Looking great. Now we'll need to add another cup of water, still it up and cover.


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Time to dice up that ghost pepper. This will be the last ingredient, after the rice is done cooking. I don't want to lose the heat!


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The rice should be simmering on very low heat for about 10-15 minutes. It will absorb all of the water, and the vegetables will cook down.

Now we'll add the ghost pepper and stir it in, turning off the burner.


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Add salt and pepper as preferred, and enjoy!


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I was very happy with how this turned out. I wish the pepper was a little hotter, but the rest that are growing will need to ripen up, then we will have some fun :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Much love,
@futuremind



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