Author: Kalani M

Lentils Rice Pilaf

lentils pilaf

My rice and curry Christmas and New year

Wishing you all my theperfectcurry family members a very happy 2022. I hope everyone had been enjoying their time with friends and family and having the best food time possible. We certainly did and I am happy to share all about it . We dove in straight to feasting mode from day before Christmas. Even through I had been doing vegetarian based diet past few months, for the holidays we chose to go all in and indulge in every food that we had missed so much. I meant full guilty pleasure foods. I made rye sourdough French toast and bacon with eggs. I planned ahead and made some yummy chili pineapple jam and Sri Lanka style lemon pickle ahead. Few days back I received yummy mixed berry jam in exchange for my rye sourdough starter. Spreads covered I decided to bake two giant rye sourdough sandwich loaves to fulfil all the sandwich, toast and cinnamon toast cravings. There was no stopping after that. Egg and cream cinnamon French toast, fried bacon, pineapple jam , berry …

Rice : Top four popular rice side dishes from Sri Lanka

Crowd pleasing rice sides Ghee Rice / Malay herb ghee rice The flavorful dish is very easy and straight forward to make. Ghee rice and it’s variations are a popular choice when it comes to wedding menu creations in Sri Lanka. Medium or short grain raw rice is perfect for making this rice side dish. At my home whenever I want to make Ghee rice I use ponni raw rice from the Indian grocery store. If not, you could use Basmati rice, if that what you can easily find. Ingredients 4 cups of rice Two medium red onions One inch piece of lemongrass 3 Inch stick of cinnamon One tablespoon of whole black pepper Half a cup of cashews Two tablespoon of raisins 6 Cardamom pods 4 while cloves 2 inch piece of Pandan leaves 2 teaspoon of ginger and garlic crushed together 8 cups of water or chicken stock 2 Teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoon of Ghee Preparation Rinse the rice and drain. Set aside. Peel and slice red onions and fry in ghee …