Hainanese chicken rice

Hainanese chicken rice is a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from Hainan province in southern China. It is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore. Hainanese chicken rice is most commonly associated with Singaporean and Malaysian cuisines, although it is also popular in Thailand, where it is known as Khao Man Gai, […]

Bata (Afghan sticky rice)

BATA or BATHA, an Afghan rice dish is cooked with water and acquires a sticky consistency. It is usually eaten with a QORMA/KOMAR, such as SABZI (spinach) or SHALGHAM (turnips). With the addition of stock, meat, herbs, and grains, more eeri Qoroot, and Shola. A sweet rice dish called Shir Birenj (literally milk rice) is […]


Iranian Saffron Steamed Plain Basmati Rice. RECIPE: Ingredients (for 6 serves): 4 cups long-grain basmati rice 8 cups water 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 cup butter or vegetable oil or ghee (see note) 1 teaspoon ground saffron dissolved in 4 tablespoons hot water 1 teaspoon cumin or nigella seeds (optional) Methods: Pick […]

Maash Palaw (Mung Bean with Rice)

Maash palaw or Mung Bean with Rice. As rice and mung beans are two of Afghanistan’s favorite ingredients, there are quite a number of recipes involving the pair of them. One such is ketcheree: short grain rice cooked up all stickily with garlic and quroot. But In this version (RECIPE 2), which sees mung beans […]


Jambalaya ([dʒæmbəˈlaɪ.ə] ˌ[dʒʌm-/ JAM-bə-LY-ə], [JUM-bə-LY-ə]) is a Louisiana origin dish of Spanish and French (especially Provençal cuisine) influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. Traditionally, the meat always includes sausage of some sort, often a smoked sausage such as andouille, along with some other meat or seafood, frequently pork, chicken, crawfish, or shrimp. The vegetables are usually a soffritto-like mixture known as the “holy trinity” in […]

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