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Friday, May 8, 2009

CHICKEN WITH LEMON GARLIC BASMATI RICE

This roasted chicken is a blessing from the supermarket. It really saved me time. But I had to make a side dish for it, so I've decided to make this flavourful Basmati rice. Here is how :

INGREDIENTS FOR LEMON GARLIC BASMATI RICE:
1 cup basmati rice,
1 cup chopped onion,
3 minced cloves garlic,
7,8 baby carrots,
1 tablespoon Indian seasoning (a combination of onion powder, garlic powder,cumin and other Indian secrets...)
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning,
salt to taste,
1/2 teaspoon lemon peel (optional)
3 tablespoons olive oil;

DIRECTIONS:
Saute onion, garlic and carrots in 3 tablespoons olive oil; add 1 cup rice (previously washed ) and 1.1/2 to 2 cups water; add seasonings. Bring to boil; reduce heat to very low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep cover for another 5 minutes or so. Fluff with fork.


You can use this side dish for any kind of meat you like. Next time I will have fish with this rice; the lemon flavor calls for sea food...yammm!

ENJOY!

Have a nice day!

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