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Basmati rice

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    Golden Turmeric Rice

    Serve this gorgeous, aromatic rice with roast chicken or braised lamb.

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    Persian Saffron Rice

    Three kinds of rice come from one pot: light, fluffy, buttery white rice; rice flavored with saffron; and a crunchy fried rice cake (called tahdig). For best results, use a…

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    Chinese Black Pepper and Shrimp Fried Rice

    You might be surprised at just how much heat freshly ground black pepper can bring to this dish. Green cabbage, corn, and cucumber add freshness and crunch.

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    Pecan-Apricot Rice

    Fragrant, long-grained basmati rice lends substance to this crunchy, fruity blend. For tips on selecting and cooking different varieties of the grain, see The Science of Cooking Rice.

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    Keralan Fried Chicken with Lowcountry Cardamom Waffles

    Atlanta chef Asha Gomez's fragrant, crunchy fried chicken brilliantly connects the dots between her culinary past (growing up in the Kerala region of India) and present. It's marinated overnight in…

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    Turkey Biryani

    In India, the aromatic rice dish known as biryani consists of layering cooked rice with spiced meat or vegetables before baking it. In this simplified version, everything is cooked in…

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    Lemony Rice Pilaf with Scallions

    This simple side dish is perfect for those nights when you have very little in your fridge. Serve with grilled fish, chicken, or shrimp.

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    Rice and Lentils with Ham

    Ham brings a salty-sweet savoriness to this twist on the Arabic dish mujaddara, a mix of lentils, rice, and aromatics found throughout the Middle East. Serve with a fresh green…

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    Jeweled Brown Basmati Rice and Quinoa (Morassa Polo)

    This dish gets its name from the gemlike red barberries and green pistachios that sparkle on its surface. It's a regal dish that's typically reserved for special occasions. Although there…

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    Bangladeshi-Style Kitchri

    Kitchri (also known as khichuri or kitcheree) is a homey, comforting, lightly spiced rice and lentil dish originally from India. The lentils—or dal—tend to melt into the rice, thickening the…