- STEP 1
Place the uncooked rice grains into a small pan and cook over a medium heat for about 10-15 mins, stirring often until golden brown and smelling toasted.
- STEP 2
Meanwhile, dry fry the mince and shallots in a deep frying pan for about 15 mins until the meat is browned all over and beginning to turn golden and caramelized. Add 4 tbsp water, fish sauce, chilli paste and palm sugar, stir well. Cover and cook for 10 mins on a low heat.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, crush the toasted rice in a pestle and mortar to make a coarse powder. Add to the mince with the lime juice and spring onions.
- STEP 4
Serve topped with mint, Thai basil and coriander and serve either in lettuce leaves or with sticky rice.