Rice with Oil and Dried Chilli: a simple and tasty dish
2023-01-17 12:51:43

Dried chilli is a culinary ingredient obtained by drying and grinding fresh chillies. It is commonly used to add heat and flavour to dishes.

It is a healthy, inexpensive and extremely versatile ingredient that adds flavour to any dish. As well as adding flavour to your food, dried chilli peppers can offer many health benefits as they are rich in antioxidants, which help to fight age-related diseases and prevent cardiovascular problems.

It also contains capsaicin, which can have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. It can also lower blood pressure and improve digestion. Regular consumption can also help lower blood cholesterol levels. In short, dried chillies are not only a treat for the palate, but also have undeniable health benefits!

Preparing rice with oil and chilli

Preparing rice with oil and dried chilli is quite simple. Here are the steps:

  • Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Brown everything
  • Add the rice and stir well
  • Reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Cook for 18-20 minutes, until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed
  • Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat
  • Add the tomato and chopped dried chilli and mix well
  • Cook for about 5 minutes or until the tomato is soft
  • Add the tomato and chilli to the pan with the rice and stir to combine
  • Serve hot and enjoy your rice with oil and chilli!

A simple trick to get even more flavour? Add a few dried sage leaves to the final seasoning.

This dish is very versatile and can be served with meat or fish or even as a great main course. You can adjust the amount of dried chilli you use to suit your own personal heat threshold.

Dried chilli: a truly unique condiment!

If you want to make a really special seasoning for your risotto, use dried chilli and oil. It is easy to make, but really delicious. Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan over a low heat and add a few chilli peppers.

Cook over a very low heat for at least 5 minutes or until you can feel the aroma filling the room. At this point, your seasoning is ready: pour it over the risotto and enjoy a truly delicious meal!

How do I store chilli oil?

Storing this condiment is really easy, thanks to its relatively long shelf life. To ensure that chilli peppers retain their unique flavour, taste and aroma, it is important to store them in a dry, airtight container. Also, make sure the container is out of direct sunlight to prevent the chillies from deteriorating more quickly. If you want to use them straight away, they will keep in the fridge for up to three months.

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