You can also go with normal white rice, or even brown rice if you want, but it will taste a little differently. After you turn off the heat, do not lift the lid right away: Wait just 5 more minutes to let the steam inside the pot distribute evenly. Reduce heat and let it simmer. The addition of the fruit really makes this recipe....otherwise it would be pretty uneventful. All of these spices get bloomed in hot ghee to help release their flavours into the fat, which then get absorbed into the rice during the cooking process. Delicious. I have made this a few times now. I didn't have the almonds and really didn't miss them. *. For topping, I like some crunchy raw red onions, crispy curry leaves, pan-toasted cashews (with just a little bit of char for smoky nuttiness), fresh coriander and spicy red chillis, and cooling, creamy yoghurt. It goes great with Tandoori chicken, or any other spicy meat. Served it with tandoori-spice chicken breasts, and although it didn't do much to save my burning tongue, it was delicious. I really liked the flavors in the dish. I would use less curry. At any rate, I'd make it again. It was very sweet. The only thing which saved this was the curry powder I used (Penzey's Maharajah). This was quite highly rated and looked quite simple, but tasty, so I made it today. This ingredient shopping module is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. Ghee is clarified butter and using it has its pros and cons. In a large pot over medium heat, melt ghee. To supplement the pre-made curry powder with some additional punch, we're also using lots of fresh garlic and ginger, as well as cumin seeds, freshly ground black pepper, coriander, and a touch of ground cayenne for heat. Add 2 cups water and bring to boil. Aside from that, make sure you have the following at hand: Start out with cooking the rice. Stir in rice, apple, apricots, cinnamon stick, ginger, curry powder and salt. If you've ever cooked with brown butter, you know just what a treat it is. For example, think of flavorful recipes like my Jollof Rice, the Dirty Rice, or my Veggie Fried Rice, just to name a few. You can add more veggies or protein in if you're planning on eating it as a meal by itself: a fried egg, roasted carrots, some steak, or roasted chicken. Well maybe more almonds. If not, drain the rice. Looking for more quick Rice Recipes use the search bar and get more with less preparation. Ours got a little dry as it sat, so next time we'll add a little more water as we reheat it. The sweetness of the apples and dried fruit (I used raisins, but I bet apricots would have been great) balances the spicy, savory curry flavors. These pictures will guide you to the guaranteed result that is creamy, rich in flavor. Transfer the fried vegetables to the rice and combine well. Your email address will not be published. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 18 minutes. Then add carrots and peas, and season with salt and pepper. Great rice recipe. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content on their web site. I served it with the Malaysian Chicken which I highly recommend. Remove from heat. This time I didn't toast the almonds, next time I will. Maybe even 3.5 forks. Sprinkle with almonds and serve. Bland and boring. Stir in rice, apple, apricots, cinnamon stick, ginger, curry powder and salt. Be sure to rinse the rice three times or until the water runs clear: this eliminates excess starch for distinct, perfectly tender cooked grains. Leftovers can be placed in an airtight container and will keep in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.