Rice is a staple diet for most of India. One of the most versatile ingredient, it can be cooked as an entree, mains or a desert! Did you know that there are more than 40,000 varieties of rice? In many cultures, rice is considered to be an auspicious symbol of life and fertility. How many experiments have you done with this chefs’ favorite friend?
If not, it’s never too late! We bring to you a selection of 10 best rice recipes from our kitty.
1. Murgh Koftey Ki Biryani
Koftas made with spiced chicken and cooked with basamati rice to make a fragrant biryani. Served with a saffron scented, garlic raita to compliment the flavours. A true blue Awadhi dish best suited for a regal feast!
2. Handi Biryani
Slow cooked rice with layers of vegetables, a variety of masalas and chicken. A beautiful melange that is sure to win many hearts at the dinner table.
3. Garlic and Egg Fried Rice
A fast and flavour-packed recipe to ward off those untimely hunger pangs! Rice tossed with the goodness of egg, the burst of garlic and a few oriental flavours.
4. Three Layered Rice
Dig deep into layers of rice, the crunch of the aloo lachchas, fleecy paneer and the tang of tomatoes. All these, topped with some rustic spices, together create an explosion of flavors for your taste buds.
5. Kashmiri Chicken Pulao
An aromatic chicken pulao bursting with deep flavors of warm whole spices, Kashmiri chillies, sweet raisins and desi ghee.
6. Zaffarani Pulao
A sweet preparation made with Basmati rice, nuts, saffron, milk and cream.
7. Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf
For the diet conscious, a healthy recipe with brown rice, olive oil, broccoli and plums. A pilaf is a a Middle Eastern dish in which the rice is cooked in a seasoned broth (stock).
8. Mutton Biryani
A wintery delight, mutton chunks layered with saffron induced rice and cooked dum style.
9. Mushroom Risotto
10. Scheherazade Biryani
Traditional Iranian style biryani layered with marinated fish and fried onions. Topped with raisins and cashews. The aroma of rose water will leave you wanting more.