By J.M. HIRSCH
AP Food Editor
It may look and sound like a weed, but lemon grass actually is one of the most important ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking.
It also happens to have the power to transform the all-American foods you love.
Lemon grass is a reed-like plant that grows as a thin, firm 2-foot stalk with a small bulb at the base. It varies in color from pale yellow to very light green.
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