Quick and delicious rice recipes for every day A rice dish is usually the centerpiece of a meal in most parts of India and this book is invaluable for someone who wants to cook it with a difference. In this engaging book, Anuradha Ravindranath brings together a collection of rice recipes that spans the gamut of cuisines and courses to present the most delectable and simple rice dishes. The Essential Rice Cookbook is perfect for busy people with no time to spare so they can create menus based on ingredients available in the kitchen. Anuradha Ravindranath's unusual recipes for delectable rice dishes use an assortment of vegetables, lentils, chicken, meat and fish and can be prepared swiftly with impressive results. The book also includes recipes for complete one-dish meals and easy-to-prepare rice snacks and desserts. With something for everyone, The Essential Rice Cookbook is a delight not only for the experienced cook but also for those who like to try their luck in the kitchen once in a while. Recipes include: Mushroom and bell pepper rice Vegetable rice in coconut milk Green Bengal gram khichdi Bean sprout and sesame khichdi Spinach and egg rice Chicken biryani with tomato and chilli Chop biryani with mustard Mince and chickpea biryani Fish biryani with vegetables Jaggery rice with cashew nuts.