This recipe was inspired by a dish I received in my "Meatless Monday" weekly emails. I changed it around ALOT by adding a few more interesting spices and served it over basmati rice simmered with turmeric. I often make Indian curries using chickpeas, but this recipe added a couple tsp of peanut butter, which I thought sounded really interesting. Please adjust the heat according to your tastes. One small red chili can be substituted for the red chili powder (please note the red chili powder is like cayenne pepper, not the spice blend for making Mexican chilli!)
This is just something I put together in the afternoon today as I had a few fresh mint leaves on hand and pre-soaked white Basmati rice. I had soaked the rice for 24 hours, which is not something I normally do, but I found that it tasted very good today and the flavour of mint was an extra bonus! I used Surti Kolam rice. You can try other brands of Basmati such as Kohinoor. Give this a go and you won't be disappointed :)
DH wanted spanish rice one night so I made the following recipe that I got from Betty Crocker. OMG, it was just like eating my mom's. I forgot how good her spanish rice was!!! Try it, you won't be disappointed!!! Serve as a meal in its self or as a side dish.