• Ingredients: 30
  • Serves: 6
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Bake: 45 min

Basmati rice with sugar snap peas and green chiles with olive oil, scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately, mustard seeds, basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear, then drained, water, salt, fresh jalapeño chile, minced, including seeds, . To make this basmati rice with sugar snap peas and green chiles for 6 persons you will need 25 min for preaparation and 45 min for baking.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed until water runs clear, then drained
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile, minced, including seeds
  • 1/2 lb sugar snap peas, cut diagonally into 1/4-inch pcs.

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Special equipment:

  • Special equipment: parchment paper; a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/2-inch tip

Heat in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat:

To assembl

  • Special equipment: two 12-inch squares cheesecloth

To smoke duck

  • 1 tsp. Darjeeling tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

To glaze pears

To finish sauce and duck

  • Special equipment: wok with lid, heavy-duty foil, 12-inch round wire rack, 3-quart baking dish; instant-read thermometer

Directions

  1. Step 1 Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil over moderate heat in a 3-quart heavy saucepan until hot but not smoking, then cook white parts of scallions and mustard seeds, stirring frequently, until scallions are softened, 1 to 2 minutes.

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  2. Step 2 Add rice and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Cook over low heat, covered, until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

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  3. Step 3 While rice is standing, heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook jalapeño and scallion greens, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 1 minute.

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  4. Step 4 Add snap peas and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Toss with rice and season with salt.

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