Mas Bai (Fish Rice)

By maldivescook  

May 26, 2017

Mas Bai (Fish Rice) 0 5 0
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

  • Yields: 4 People


2 cups rice

4 cups water

1 tuna fillet (diced into about 2cm cubes)

1 tbsp chili (finely chopped)

3 cloves

3 cloves of cardamom (tips cut off)

2 inch cinnamon

1 tbsp ginger (minced/grated)

1 tbsp pepper corns

1½ cup onion (finely chopped)

2 tbsp garlic (minced/grated)

⅓ cup curry leaves

5 pieces of 2 inch rampa leaf

½ tsp turmeric powder

3 tbsp vegetable oil

Salt to taste


1Rinse rice in a large bowl until water becomes clear; leave to dry in a colander

2In a large pot, heat the oil

3Sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, chili, cardamom, cinnamon, curry leaves and rampa leaves

4Add the tuna and stir fry until cooked

5Add the rice and the rest of the dry ingredients

6Over a low flame, mix everything for 2 – 3 minutes

7Add the water, mix well, cover and cook for about 20 minutes over a medium flame

8Stir the mixture every 4 – 5 minutes until the rice is fully cooked



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