Rice & Grains


Persian Dill and Broad Bean Rice – Baghali Polo

Baghali Polo is a traditional Persian rice dish combining the flavours of the delicate broad bean with dill. With the inclusion of the chicken this recipe becomes a complete meal. Although it can be a little time consuming to remove the outer husks from the bread bean, it is a quick and easy Iranian meal, served with yoghurt, tomato and cucumber salad and a bowl of sabzi (fresh herbs).

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Porridge Dishes – List of

This is a list of Porridge Dishes with images, brief excerpts, and links to the recipes.

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Quinoa and Mango Salad with Mint

This quick and easy salad is packed with protein and goes well paired with fish or chicken.

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Quinoa Porridge with Chia and Seasonal Fruits

Put the oatmeal away, it’s time for quinoa porridge. Try this superfood packed porridge for breakfast tomorrow and feel the burst of energy.

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Quinoa Salad

A deliciously healthy combination of cooked quinoa and fresh fruit and vegetables. This salad is easy to put together and packed with flavour and texture.

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Rassolnik – Russian Beef, Barley, and Gherkin Soup

Rassolnik is a traditional Russian soup made from pickled cucumbers, pearl barley, and pork or beef kidneys.

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Rice Salad with Cucumber and Mango

A versatile, visually stunning and a vibrant summer salad that goes well with almost any meal.

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Roasted Cauliflower and Pearl Barley Salad

Roasting cauliflower accentuates its sweetness and makes a great addition to a large array of salads. Here it’s teamed with wholesome pearl barley and a lemon herb dressing making this salad substantial and very satisfying.

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Roasted Pumpkin, Ricotta and Basil Risotto

Roasted pumpkin, carrot, and aromatic thyme are topped with dollops of fresh ricotta for a luscious creamy finish to this quintessential winter risotto.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Risotto with Leek and Parmesan

Dig into this fantastic vegetarian risotto loaded with toasty flavours from roasted sweet potato, caramelised leek and sautéed mushrooms. A double dose of Parmesan ensures a sensational creamy finish.

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Sabzi Challow – Spinach and Rice with Lamb

Sabzi Challow is a traditional Afghani New Year’s Eve dish, made with spinach (sabzi), rice (challow), and lamb. This is a great recipe for a party. The rice is crispy on the bottom and caramel-coloured, but it’s not burned – this is the way it should be prepared.

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Seafood Risotto

This delicious seafood risotto is perfect for any seafood lover and is quick and easy to put together.

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Shanghai Vegetable Rice

Everything is cooked in one pot in this version of Shanghai vegetable rice, an eastern Chinese dish. Steaming sausages on top of rice is a common Chinese cooking technique which gives the rice extra flavour.

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Shir Berenj – Persian Rice Pudding with Cardamon and Rosewater

Shir berenj is an Afghan rice pudding. Rose water, cranberries and pistachios make this dish unique to Afghanistan and neighbouring countries. Shir-berenj is the Persian incarnation of rice pudding, that universal comfort food. Milk, water, rice and cardamom are its indispensable ingredients, and depending on the cook, optional ingredients can include: sugar, rosewater, or cream.

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Shirin Polow – Iranian Rice Pilaf

This rice pilaf is famed for its thick, crisp tah dig crust and crown of sweet garnishes.

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