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This Summer, Serve This Warm, Indian Inspired Nicoise Rice Salad

Salade Nicoise is a popular French salad. I am substituting the salad leaves in this salad with curry flavored white basmati rice. It makes for a filling lunch when served cold in warm weather. The essential elements of Nicoise salad are tuna fish, eggs, tomatoes, olives, and beans. The use of white basmati rice flavored with curry powder is a twist I made in this recipe.

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Green Peas & Lemon Rice Pulao

Pulao comes from the word Pulaka in Sanskrit, and it means flavored rice. Pilaf is a derivative of the word Pulao. Lemon chunks in a pilaf? Who knew! Today we take a turn from our sweets and look into how to eat a healthier side dish: Pilaf! A great way to bring some zest (pun intended) into your plain white rice (and life).   Serves 2 Ingredients 3/4 cup good quality white basmati rice 1/2 teaspoon sea salt   1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 medium red onion, minced 1/2 cup frozen green peas 1/2 lemon, diced, along with zest and rind 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped parsleyInstructions In a medium saucepan over...

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Potatoes and Peas pulao

Mummy makes this rice dish every winter, atleast a few times, some variations may exist, adding cauliflower instead of potato, or sometimes any other vegetable. As I write this recipe, I can smell this pulao..fresh green peas (if you can find) are best for this pulao, but I use frozen for convenience sake. If you are using fresh green peas, then add it along with rice so that they will get cooked as the rice gets prepared.Serves: 3Ingredients1 cup basmati rice (see my instructions on how to wash basmati rice)1 red onion thinly sliced, so almost about 1 cup of sliced red onion3 green cardamoms, partially crushed3 cloves1 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon coriander powder1 Idaho potato, washed,...

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Shrimp pulao

This is a simple Shrimp Pulao that Mummy makes on special occassions, I have seen many complicated shrimp pulaos but personally I like this the best. It is easy and is a great way to please family!IngredientsMarinade1 cup shrimp, peeled, deveined (16 - 20 count)6 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 large egg, beaten1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed 3 times in cold running water, drained1 cup red onions, thinly sliced3 tablespoons ghee / unsalted butter6 cloves1 tablespoon coriander powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder2 bay leaves, dried1 large potato, cut in wedgesSalt to tasteInstructionsIn a mixing bowl, mix in the marinade ingredients and set aside.Heat ghee over medium heat in a wide bottom pot, preferably 4 - 5 qt pot....

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Cauliflower and Peas Pulao

  Pulao is pilaf in Hindi. My Dad's favorite pulao recipe, this recipe tastes best during the winter season, when cauliflower and peas are sweeter than what they are throughout the year. Cook this rice in winter, and your family and friends will appreciate your effort even more...Ingredients 2 tablespoons ghee WHOLE SPICES:1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 dried bay leaves6-7 black peppercorns4 green cardamom pods, muddled (use seeds and skin)1 cinnamon stick, broken into two1 medium-size red onion, sliced1 teaspoon of sea salt2 cups cauliflower florets, broken in 2-inch pieces1 1/2 cups white basmati rice, rinsed under cold running water, drained and set aside1 cup frozen green peas, thawed1 teaspoon of ground garam masalaInstructionsHeat ghee over medium heat in a 5 qt saucepan, preferably...

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