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Leftover brown rice stir fried with cauliflower/mushroom and Asian seasonings… When I have vegetables that have to be used up asap and leftover brown rice, I usually do a stir fry by adding the Asian seasonings that’s always seen in my refrigerator. It always turns out delicious and can be served along with baked or pan fried chicken, fish or with some...

Perfectly cooked brown rice made in the Instant Pot… In the Instant Pot, rice : water ratio is 1:1 for making al dente (firm) rice. If you want the rice to be cooked softer- you should add 1/2 cup more water. However, cooking time varies depending on the type of rice you are using. IP rice button is timed for cooking white rice and Parboiled rice. For other...

Easy to make and delicious Tomato Rice made in a pressure cooker… When it’s freezing cold outside and when you can only find tomatoes in your refrigerator, you gotta make Tomato rice. This is one of my favorite recipes, if you want to whip up something delicious with rice this is the one. Tastes delicious when served with raita, pappad and pickle. Cooking...

Chicken and cooked rice mixed together and made into a delicious one pot meal… On a lazy day or on a busy day, I only think about one pot meals. This is a delicious dish made with cooked chicken and rice. This recipe is similar to making express biryani without the garnishing and layering of chicken masala and rice. You don’t have time for that, so you...

Beetroot rice pilaf, I adore the vibrant red color of this rice and looks so festive… One of my co-workers brought beetroot rice for a potluck party, the vibrant red color of this rice did attract a lot of people and was enjoyed by everyone. Since then, I’d been thinking of making beetroot rice in my kitchen. I don’t have any problem with beetroot,...

Coconut rice or Thengachor is one of my favorites, when chicken is added, it got even more delicious… Coconut rice without the addition of chicken is often made in my mom’s family. After she got married, she taught everyone in my dad’s family to make this. Without any doubt, my mom makes the best tasting coconut rice. It tastes incredible when...

Mandi, a traditional dish of Yemen made either with chicken or lamb… Mandi is now popular among other Arab countries as well. Traditionally, the meat is slow cooked in a tandoor which makes the meat extremely tender and delicious, and served over aromatic rice. I’ve tasted Mandi at an International food festival in my city, since then I’d been...

Refreshing and aromatic cilantro and mint rice… After the Victoria long weekend, going back to the grind was a bit difficult. Glad that this week is short and it’s already Thursday. We had some guests over, so I cooked some dishes for them, roamed around the city and had a fun filled long weekend. Before we knew it all came to an end, sigh! After the...

Chinese style chicken fried rice made with shallow fried chicken, mixed veggies and basmati rice; delicious one pot meal… I am eagerly waiting for tomorrow to celebrate my blog’s 5th anniversary, in fact I’m already in the celebration mood 🙂 I couldn’t be any prouder of me blogging with so much passion for the past 5 years. Also, can’t...

Absolutely flavorful Jambalaya… I am so glad that I made a large batch of this chicken Jambalaya, I’ve been enjoying this for the past couple of days. As it sits, the taste and the flavor of this rice is getting better. Jambalaya is a popular dish in Louisiana, and it resembles a lot to Paella which is popular in Spanish cuisine. A very flavorful and...