This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
GrandBoy #1 is spending the evening with us today, so this dish was made in his honor. I removed his portion before adding the green onions & chili powder. The fajita chicken strips can be replaced with shredded rotisserie or any form of left-over roasted chicken. The rice was cooked and refrigerated overnight which prevents it from becoming mushy even after all the tossing and turning.
4 cups cooked rice
1 (16 oz.) pkg.
Chicken Fajita Strips, cubed
or cooked chicken, shredded
2 large onions, diced
6 cloves garlic,
2 large tomatoes,
1 bunch green onions,
2 cups frozen corn
2 cups frozen peas
1 tsp. paprika or
Kashmiri Mirch powder
1 tsp. chili flakes,
roasted & ground to a fine powder or to taste
6 Tbsp. oil
Salt to taste
1.Heat oil over medium-high heat and
sauté onions & garlic until translucent.
2.Add chicken & tomatoes; toss.
3.Add rice by the handful, stirring to
make sure every grain is coated with oil.
4.Adjust salt to taste, sprinkle
paprika & chili powder, tossing all the while.
5.Add corn & peas and stir well.
6.Stir in green onions, toss and transfer
to serving dishes.