INSTEAD of using plain rice to compliment your curries, why not make different varieties of Indian-style rice to add flavour to your palate.

Indian-style rice is easy to make and is a good way to spice up your ordinary plain rice.

This is also a good way to make use of leftover rice that you may have. Chef Sapna Anand shares two recipes that are not only easy to make, but flavourful too.

1. Chicken Biryani. Click here for recipe.


Biryani is a combination of rice and spices, cooked with vegetables, meat, fish or eggs. The type of rice commonly used when making biryani is basmati rice. It is usually complimented with curry.

2. Lemon Rice. Click here for recipe.

Lemon Rice

Lemon rice originated from South India. The lemon gives the rice a fresh and tangy flavour that will leave you wanting more. This recipe is perfect when you are in a hurry because it is easy to put together in a short amount of time. You can use any plain rice to make this dish.

Chef Sapna Anand recently published a cookbook, New Indian Kitchen, which is available at MPH bookstores. She also conducts cooking classes at At 19 Culinary Studio where she shares her cooking experiences and techniques. She blogs at My Test Kitchen and has a FB page under the same name. Recipe photos are courtesy of Sapna Anand.

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