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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). YouTube: Green Peas & Lemon Rice Pulao 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...

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Orange and Star Anise Rice (Shirin Polo)

When Persia traded with India in 1700-1800 AD, this recipe became part of Indian cuisine. The influence of Persia can be seen in this recipe with the addition of almonds and pistachios, whereas spices and white basmati rice from India found a place in this delectable dish! Ingredients 1 Tablespoon ghee 1/2 cup grated carrots 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup golden/green raisins 1/4 cup chopped pistachios 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/8th teaspoon ground star anise OR saffron 1 orange, zested and juiced 2 cups cooked white basmati rice 4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro   Instructions In a non-stick pan over medium heat, melt ghee. Add carrots, sea salt, almonds, raisins, pistachios, sugar, and star anise. Saute...

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Kedgeree (Fish, Eggs, & Rice Breakfast Dish)

Kedgeree is a gently spiced Anglo Indian dish made with fish, eggs, and rice. The original dish is the classic Indian lentil and rice dish called Khichari. Khichari is soul food in India, whether you are sick or you have an upset stomach, or it is an auspicious occasion, khichari is prepared and eaten. Kedgeree, on the other hand, is a breakfast dish in Britain. Serves: 3-4 Ingredients 8 cups water 1 cup white basmati rice 2 eggs 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 lb tuna fish, skin removed and chopped in 1-inch cubes OR 1/2 lb canned tuna fish, roughly chopped 3 Tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup white onion, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, stem removed, minced 1 Tablespoon ground ginger 1 Tablespoon...

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Egg Biryani

Biryani is a rice that is layered, flavored and contains a ton of ingredients. You may learn more about Biryani online. Biryani takes a long time and some prep work to make the fish, but it is all worth it.Serves: 41) PREPARE EGG MASALAIngredients6 eggs, boiled, cooled, shelled, cut in half, yolk removed and set aside1 large red onion, thinly sliced1 cinnamon stick4 cloves4 cardamoms2 dried bay leaves 3 tablespoons gheeHandful cashew nutsHandful raisins1 tablespoon curry powder1 tablespoon garam masala1 teaspoon saltIn a small fry pan over medium heat, heat ghee and saute whole spices for a couple of minutes. Then add onions and cook onions until they caramelize, this may take about 20 minutes. Add nuts and saute for...

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Kashmiri Pulao

There are many versions of this pulao. Some use whole spices, some don't. What stands out in Kashmiri Pulao is SAFFRON and FENNEL SEEDS. I prefer to use a combination of whole spices and saffron, and not include fennel seeds, but it is upto you. This is a very simple dish, can be easily made in 20 minutes.Serves: 3Ingredients1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed 3 times in cold running water and set aside1/2 teaspoon saffron strands1/2 cinnamon stick2 cardamom cloves1 dry bay leaf1 teaspoon paprika powderSalt, about half a teaspoon1 tablespoon ghee1/4 cup chopped cashew nuts1/4 apple, thinly sliced1/4 cup pomegranate pearlsInstructionsIn a 3 qt pot over medium heat, melt ghee. When ghee has melted, add whole spices and cashew...

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