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Your Favorite Rice Dish

Although I love Biriani, Paella, Risotto and others, I have to say that Jollof Rice is my personal favorite. Ingredients include chicken, ham, curry, ginger, cinnamon, chilies, tomatoes, peas, string beans, ahhh. It is truly my favorite. What's yours?

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  1. I like fried rice half white rice and half brown,with Char siu,Kim Chee,peas,carrots,and garlic fried in Olive Oil.And topped with a little Soy Sauce.

    1. Rice pudding... baked.

      Grandma's recipe (nutmeg, with raisins).

      1. I have a few.

        My mom's aromatic basmati rice, with cardamom, cumin and pistachios.

        Persian rice (with the crust on the bottom).

        My dad's risotto croquettes.

        Omu rice (with brown rice).

        Veggie sushi.

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        1. re: piccola

          I was just thinking the other day about a Persian rice a college roommate used to make, with a layer of potatoes on the bottom that get burnt and form a crust. I never got the recipe and it's one of the major regrets in my life. Internet searches didn't turn anything up. Do you have a recipe?

          1. re: optimal forager

            Iranian rice is fantastic and fragrant and total comfort food for me. My favorite is tahcheen, an eggy yogurty saffron-rich brick that can be served plain, or with tangy barberries, or shredded chicken. Second favorite is with a fried lavash bread crust, third plain rice, and last potato.

            Here's an old thread in which I decribe the process (in my old-board freddie incarnation): http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... . If you have other questions, start a new thread on the Home Cooking Board (where recipe requests and the like are supposed to go).

            The potato's supposed to be fried and crisp, but not burnt. Unfortunately, in an attempt to avoid burnt rice, I err on the side of so little heat that my things don't get as crisp as they should. Oh well.

            1. re: rose water

              Thanks so much. I don't know how I missed this post. I'm making some tomorrow!

        2. turkey porridge comes to mind.

          1. I've always enjoyed the Chinese Yeung Chow style fried rice. It has chinese bbq pork (char siu), shrimp, green peas and egg.

            For breakfast I love the Filipino champorado. Think of it as rice pudding but not as thick and flavoured with chocolate topped with some carnation evaporated milk.