Rice and Grain Recipes

Rice and Grains
Spiced Rice (Goa) Served with a wooden spoon and garnished with whole spices, green peas, and fresh chilies.
Spiced Rice (Goa)
A simple, mild, and perfect side to many dishes, Indian or not, Goan spiced rice can be made on the stovetop, rice cooker, or the Instant Pot. Instructions for all included!
Fluffy Basmati Rice Two Ways Served in a pretty red and white rice bowl garnished with bright green cilantro.
Fluffy Basmati Rice Two Ways
Every meal will be a celebration with a steaming bowl of fragrant, fluffy basmati rice on the side. I have easy instructions for both the stovetop or your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani (Kerala-StyInstant Pot Shrimp Biryani (Kerala-Style) Shrimp biryani ready to be served in a pretty pot dressed with slices of lemon, topped with toasted cashews and raisins, and a dusting of fresh herbs.
Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani Kerala-Style
Sweet juicy shrimp biryani with tender rice and Indian spices make for a quick and easy celebratory meal even on a weeknight. It’s easy one-pot cooking: just measure and chop a few things. So good!
Simple Ghee Rice (Nei Choru) - Ghee rice beautifully garnished with cashews, raisins, birista (browned onions) and a flutter of cilantro.
Simple Ghee Rice (Nei Choru)
Simple ghee rice is richly aromatic with ghee and a few spices. It is so much more flavorful than you would expect and it works well as the center of a meal, or as a side to a curry or roast.
Homemade Idli Recipe Served with dribbles of cilantro chutney.
Homemade Idli Recipe
Idlis are an irresistibly light, fluffy, and addictively spongy bites that takes to all sorts of gilding. This homemade idli recipe will give you a perfect snack at any time of the day.
Make Indian Dosa Flatbreads three beautiful dosas side by side, ready for sambar or coconut chutney
Making Dosas at Home
A thin, crispy, and tangy dosa is the crepe of India. Make your own dosa at home or buy the batter to use for idli, uttapam, and gluten-free, healthy wraps for all sorts of fillings.
Stovetop Basmati Rice served with a green flutter of cilantro in a lidded ceramic pot.
Stovetop Basmati Rice
Every meal can be a celebration with a steaming bowl of fluffy, fragrant basmati rice on the side. Here is a quick, stovetop version with no special equipment required.
Easy, Enticing Chicken Biryani served up in a large grey ceramic serving dish graced with crispy brown onions, star anise and red saffron.
Easy, Enticing Chicken Biryani
This biryani tastes so good you will not begrudge it the extra steps it takes to produce this utterly delicious chicken and rice meal. The rice is so fluffy and aromatic, run through with herbs and spices, and the chicken gloriously tender.
Indian Lemon Rice (Chitranna) a lovely bowl of lemony rice garnieshed with a lemon slice, and whole red chili and a dusting of bright green cilantro.
Indian Lemon Rice (Chitranna)
Lovely lemony rice is a great sidekick to any curry, veg or non-veg. Perfect make-ahead dish for entertaining because it is even better using rice made the day before. Tasty, easy, and very pretty!