Oven Baked Chicken Rice

When biriani is too spicy and common, this dish would be the perfect compromise between eastern spicy and western herb rice. With a mediterranean flavor, this dish reminds you of sunny lunches by the beach paired with cold beer. Rich in flavor, a side of salty seafood such as baby shrimp stirfry will complete the…

Jambalaya

Southern American cuisine is usually hearty and full of soul. Jambalaya is a favorite which combines French and Spanish influences to create a tangy and meaty rice dish which incorporates the local seafood in season such as shrimp and crayfish. Served hot, jambalaya warms the body with clean and distinct flavors.

Chicken Maqlooba or Upside Down Chicken Rice

There are many variations of the chicken rice dish ranging from the spicy versions in India and Sri Lanka to the milder sweeter versions of China. The Arabic versions found in the Middle East are very flavorful and rich. This dish, Maqlooba (upside down rice) is particularly tasty as it combines vegetables and meat into…

Mung Kiribath or Green Gram Milk Rice

Mung beans or green gram is a popular food in many Asian countries including Sri Lanka. Packed with a lot of vitamins and nutrients, green gram is an excellent breakfast cereal for the whole family. Mung kiribath, also known as mungata kiribath or green gram milk rice, is a traditional Sri Lankan brakfast similar to…

Chicken Biryani

Biryani is synonyms with Indian cuisine allover the world. Odds are, if you have eaten at a proper Indian restaurant, you would have seen Biryani on the menu. I have had it in Asia, Europe, Middle East and America. My husband has had it in the Caribbean, Africa, South America and the Pacific which pretty…

Jeera Rice

Jeera or cumin rice combines many flavors of India. It is a fragrant, delicate and tasty dish which can be served alone with some tomatoes and cucumber or paired with a meat dish such as mutton curry or tandoori chicken.

Sri Lankan Milk Rice

Milk Rice or “Kiribath” (kiri – milk, bath – rice) is THE traditional food of Sri Lanka. Typically cooked for celebrations such as birthdays or the Sinhala/Hindu New Year, many households cook it for traditional breakfast on weekends. This heavy meal is usually cooked using coconut milk, similar to the Malaysian Nasi Lemak, but can…

Nasi Goreng Ayam

Nasi Goreng Ayam is a popular dish in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. It literally means rice (nasi), fried (goreng) with chicken (ayam). i.e. Chicken Fried Rice. Usually served with a fried egg, chili paste (see recipe here), slices of cucumber and some tomatoes. Nasi Goreng Ayam is a must if you crave spicy food from…