The original recipe called for chopped pistachio nuts, but when my mom was teaching me to cook, she only had cashews. I was never a cashew fan until I tasted this dish. The cashews become rather soft and separate into halves. The whole dish has an aromatic and softly sweet flavor. I've used cashews ever since, not even bothering with pistachios!
I got this recipe off the internet a while back, but I can't remember which website. It is my favorite way to serve rice. It's simple to prepare, very tasty and turns common rice into a tasty side dish to complement just about any main entree. I've been making it for a long time now, and I find that it goes really well with just about any main dish. But my all-time favorite is to serve it with baked chicken breasts served with a tangy lime sauce. UPDATE....based on feedback, I have worked on improving this recipe. Specifically, I increased the amount of water (from 3 1/2 cups to 4 cups, which I think produces a much fluffier rice. But if you have better luck using more or less liquid when cooking rice, please feel free to adjust the amount of water.
When most people think of Mexican rice, they think of the typical tomato-flavored rice. When I've been in Mexico, however, I've been served this type of white rice often. This recipe is authentic Mexican and comes from Rick Bayless.
A Dean Ornish recipe. Colorful, vegan, very complete nutritionally, and zero cholesterol. For more color and variety, you can add cubed cooked butternut squash or carrots. May be used as a main dish or side dish; serving amount depends upon how it is used.
I came up with this recipe for an ex-employer from Iran. He loved his homeland's food and missed it. I also have a pension for Persian food and adore basmati rice. This is my blend of some of my favorite Persian flavors. If you cannot find the Advieh Pollow or Koubideh Spice, which are typically found in the Persian markets, I strongly suggest that you order them from www.SpiceBazaar.com. They mix the spices to order and they are very fresh!
This Lentils Rice recipe is known as Mujadarah in the Arab countries. There is many different recipes for Mujadarah, this recipe is very easy to cook with little Ingredients, and besides being nutritious,it is inexpensive. This recipe is an excellent vegetarian dish. Mujadarah is can be served with finely chopped Tomatoes salad if desired. Se my recipe for Tomato Salad.
Great authentic basmati rice to be served with chicken tikka masala or chicken tandoori. Don't be intimidated by the spice mix, they blend very well. If you like indian food, you'll appreciate this dish.