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#1 Old 04-07-2013, 11:22 PM
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Smother 1 cup cooked long grain rice with this sauce:

 

    4 tablespoons peanut butter

    4 tablespoons hot water

    2 tablespoons soy sauce

    1 tablespoon brown sugar

    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes

    1 1/2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice

    In a small bowl combine peanut butter and water; mix until a smooth paste forms. Stir in soy sauce, then brown sugar, cayenne and juice. Mix by hand until well combined and smooth.
 

For no-hassle garnish use crunchy peanut butter in this. Then the garnish is built-in.


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Sounds hot! How spicy is it? I love satay sauce so I'd like to try a less spicy version of this one! tongue3.gif

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How spicy is it?

 

Not very, but I'm kind of a chili head. My idea of very moderately spiced doesn't always correspond to what others think. The recipe I used as a model called for 1/4 tsp cayenne. I increased it in an attempt to  spike the heat a bit. The sugar moderates the heat quite a bit. When I've made this with less sugar (or no sugar accidentally) the heat is more present. It would probably taste good without any pepper at all, but I'd reduce the sugar then as well, or even replace it with 1 tsp molasses.


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#4 Old 04-11-2013, 02:58 PM
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I made this for breakfast with a green pepper, some peas and chestnut mushrooms and served it with long-grain brown rice; it was filling and not too spicy (despite accidentally using chilli flakes!)!

Can brown rice syrup (or any other sweeteners) be used instead of sugar? Can coriander replace lemon or lime juice when they're not in season? Thank-you!

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Can brown rice syrup (or any other sweeteners) be used instead of sugar? Can coriander replace lemon or lime juice when they're not in season?

 

On the sweetener, I will often use a smaller amount of molasses instead of the brown sugar (a teaspoon maybe, but I never actually measure it - I just go by eye when measuring liquid sweeteners if I'm not baking). Rice syrup is about 75% as sweet as granulated sugar, so you might want to use a little more than a tablespoon. Taste as you  go and find the amount that seems good to you.

 

My only concern with coriander would be having enough liquid to dissolve the peanut butter. Maybe try adding another 1.5 Tablespoons water along with the coriander. Another alternative to the citrus juice would be a Tablespoon of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar seems like the best one to use, but again it's really what tastes best to you that matters.


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