Papaya rice

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Ginger; finely chopped
1 small Garlic clove(s) finely chopped
½ teaspoon Ground cardamon
1 cup Papaya nectar or mango juice
1¼ cup Long-grain white rice
½ teaspoon Salt
1 \N Papaya; peeled seeded, cut in 1/2\" dice (about 1 3/4 cups)

In a heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in cardamon. Combine papaya nectar with 1« cups water and add to pot along with rice and salt; bring to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Add diced papaya, bring to a simmer, then turn heat down to lowest point.

Cover pan and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and serve.

Eating Well February 1995

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 02-07-95

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