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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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Tikka Masala Biryani Rice Simplified

Today we take this complicated high class, royal dish, and simplify it so nearly anyone can make it. Bir in Biryani comes from the Sanskrit word meaning rice. It is perhaps the most complicated rice dish I have come across.   Ingredients 1 lb Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) OR boneless chicken breasts, chopped in 1 inch by 2-inch cubes 2 Tablespoons ghee 1 cinnamon stick 4 cloves 6-7 black peppercorns 1 cup white basmati rice 1 Tablespoon sea salt 10 oz Rupen's Tikka Masala curry sauce 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup fried onions 1 Tablespoon rose water 1 piece of charcoal 1 sq ft of aluminum foil, folded to form a small square 1/2 teaspoon sunflower oil 1/2 cup chopped...

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