Recipes: Rice Dishes

Rice and Peas

Basmati Rice and Peas – A match made in heaven I have been meaning to start posting some recipes with photos so finally, here it is. This is one of our family favorites. It showcases how easy it is to use spices and how a single spice can add such accent and depth to...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Rice with corn

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Monica's Rice and Corn Monica's Rice With Corn This is a staple dinner side dish at our house. Serve it with your favorite curry. You can use any...

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Monica’s Indian Express: Cumin rice with peas

I am so pleased to share the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Monica's Indian Express: Cumin rice with peas This dish showcases how easy it is to use spices and how a single spice can add such accent and depth to a...

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Rice pudding and Mango from Modern Spice!

Photo by www.wasabimon.com by Monica Bhidefrom Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen(Simon & Schuster, 2009)Serves 4 This dish is not only tasty (of course!) but has a very striking presentation. I have served it at many dinner parties...

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Monica Bhide

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