My Essential Ingredients

As a Lion brand guest blogger @lionbrandrice I visited Capital Asian Grocery and talked about my essential ingrediants.

My Essential Ingredients

Capital Groceries Asian Food Market

I love shopping! Wait, it is not the kind of shopping that you would imagine. My kind of shopping is at Asian grocery stores. I can’t pass the shop without stopping. I am so happy that there are so many Asian grocery stores in Canberra, and I have been to most of them.What am I doing there? Well, sometimes it is to just check them out. Different shops have different products depending on the owners and their customer preferences. These differences usually reflect different ethnic cuisines. Most of the time I visit one, it is to get the ingredients for my cooking.

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How to make ground roasted rice

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Ground roasted rice, or Khao Khua (ข้าวคั่ว), is a significant ingredient in Northeastern Thailand (Isaan) cuisine such as Larb Kai/Moo ลาบไก่/หมู (Chicken/Pork minced salad) and Nam Tok น้ำตก (Northeastern spicy salad ). I usually use it to make “Nam Jimh” (Chilli dipping) alongside many of my dishes, such as BBQ pork skewers and Grilled chicken thai style. It also works with fusion cuisines, such as in a steak dipping sauce. This is creates a roasted, nutty flavour and adds texture to the dishes.

This is very easy to make. You will need
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