Indian Rice Main Dish Recipes

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Beans and Rice

Khitchari

Rating: Unrated
4
Yummy, healthy, comfort food. This simple dish of beans and rice is tasty and helps cleanse the body and heal digestion for all body types. I also love this dish for an easy, healthy, pantry meal I can throw together when I have nothing else in the house. Top with ghee, salt, liquid aminos, or whatever you like. I like lemon pepper, sriracha sauce, and feta cheese.
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Lamb (Gosht) Biryani

Rating: Unrated
25
Biryani is a bit of a project and is time-consuming, but I have never been disappointed with the results. Since it is such a festive dish, I usually make it for dinner parties. It is a huge hit.
Beans and Rice

Ven Pongal

Rating: Unrated
2
Popular South Indian breakfast dish prepared mainly with rice and lentils. Ideal dish for any time of the day. Can be served with spicy chutney and vatral-kozhambu (spicy and sour sauce).
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Biryani with Yogurt Marinated Chicken

Rating: Unrated
11
This is, as called by my mom, my signature biryani recipe. It's healthy and has half of the calories of a normal take-away so that's a bonus!
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Kheema Pulao

Rating: Unrated
3
This is a sort of lazy man's biryani. Basically you cook the kheema masala first and then layer and cook the rice on top. It is very easy and it always a hit. Serve with raita.
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Instant Pot® Chicken Biryani

Rating: Unrated
5
Traditional chicken biryani made in an Instant Pot® cuts down on time but not flavor. The rice comes out fluffy and the chicken comes out tender. You can't ask for more. Serve with yogurt raita to complement the spices.
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Coconut Curry Fish

Rating: Unrated
73
A wonderfully exotic but quick dish! Serve over brown rice, millet, or quinoa.
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Vegetable Biryani

Rating: Unrated
39
A very tasty and interesting biryani; the color looks appetizing and the taste is great! It's delicious served with mint chutney or simple, plain yogurt.
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Indian Vegetable Rice

Rating: Unrated
50
A lovely vegetable recipe full of flavor which can be eaten by itself. Delicious if eaten with plain yogurt. Create your own variation with different vegetables and spices.
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Vegetable Biryani (Tehri)

Rating: Unrated
5
Tehri was originally concocted by kings in northern India as a vegetarian equivalent to the Mughals' mutton or chicken biryani. This modern-day version has deliciously soft sweet vegetables and flavorful long-grain rice. Serve with chilled yogurt and spicy curry on the side.
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Curried Pork Chops and Cauliflower with Basmati Rice

Rating: Unrated
31
Curry and apple chutney combine to make wonderful flavors.
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Veg Biryani

Rating: Unrated
3
A spiced rice dish made with vegetables or meat, often served on large family-style plates.
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Vegetable Biryani (Tehri)

This northern Indian dish was originally made for kings, but you can easily enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.