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3 Basmati Rice Recipes for Meatless Monday

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3 Basmati Rice Recipes for Meatless Monday
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Let fragrant basmati rice elevate your Meatless Monday with these three simple basmati rice recipes.

Considered one of the finest grains in the world, this fragrant long-grain rice is popular in India, parts of Asia and the Middle East.

Unlike many other grains, when cooked each basmati grain remains separate giving you a light and delicious results.

Try these easy basmati dishes to spice up Meatless Monday using a simple selection of ingredients, the basmati remains the king of the dish.  Its aroma is enticing and makes for a great addition to any meal. 

Byriani: Spiced Basmati Rice

A simple and satisfying dish, the spices are boiled up in the water before adding the basmati rice for cooking. Roast almonds, lime and raisins are added after cooking to add some extra interest.

Basmati Rice with Kidney Beans and Thyme

If you don't feel like hitting the supermarket this is a great store cupboard dinner using staples that you're sure to have knocking around. 

Cream of Basmati Rice with Carrots, Lime, Hazelnut Crunch and Puffed Rice

Looking for a dessert with a difference? Try this unusal cream of rice recipe by chef Omar Allievi with carrots and hazlenuts.

More: Searching for more tempting vegetarian recipes? We invite you to browse our entire collection of Meatless Monday dishes.


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