The family of Lotao rice specialties has grown! Indian Tiger Umbra is the name of the strong, grainy red rice that is certified organic and comes from the Indian rice farmers' cooperative of the Navdanya Foundation . The founder of the foundation, Vandana Shiva, is committed worldwide to combating the genetic modification of seeds and to preserving traditional rice varieties. It encourages farmers to be self-determined in agriculture - especially when it comes to choosing seeds. Indian Tiger Umbra is the only red rice from the Navdanya cooperative available in Europe. It is perfect as a pilaf, as a rice salad or as a classic rice side dish. I wouldn't like to withhold a particularly light and delicious variant at this point: Indian Tiger Rice Salad Nasi Goreng Classic
(for 4 people)
- 250 g Indian Tiger Umber rice
- 2 cardamom pods
- 1 star anise, cinnamon (ground)
- 1 pomegranate
- 40g sunflower seeds
- 20 g barberries
- 50 g dried apricots
- 30 g almonds (whole)
- 30g raisins
- 60g pistachios
- 15 g pine nuts
- 1 bunch of parsley
- 4 spring onions
- 1 sprig of fresh mint
- 1/8 l freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Prepare the red rice as recommended, adding a pinch of cinnamon, two cardamom pods and an anise star to the cooking water. Remove the spices after cooking and let the rice cool.
- Cut the dried apricots into fine cubes and roughly chop the almonds. Lightly roast the almonds and apricots together with the sunflower seeds, pistachios and pine nuts in a pan at a low temperature until the nuts smell fragrant. Let cool down. Remove the seeds from the pomegranate. Mix the raisins, barberries and pomegranate seeds into the rice.
- Clean the spring onions and cut them into thin slices. Wash and finely chop the parsley and mint. Add to the rice along with the roasted nuts.
- Drizzle the orange juice, olive oil and lime juice over the salad. Fold in well, season with salt, chili and pepper and serve. Good succeed!