By itself, or with a little butter or fried mustard seeds stirred in, rice is of course a delicious side to almost any meal, but I have to admit that it's often an afterthought after planning a main course. Fortunately, its versatility in combining with so many flavors makes it a snap to dress up rice to make it look like you spent just as much time planning it as anything else on the table.
For just one example, cooking rice in green tea and mixing in a little curry powder and raisins will take you no more than 5 minutes longer in preparation and cooking than making a pot of plain rice, and it makes a beautiful and tasty accompaniment to any lightly spiced meal. Adjust the curry powder to suit your taste in heat.
|Green Tea & Curry Rice|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on October 9, 2008
Simple but elegant rice and steeped raisins cooked in green tea water with fragrant curry powder