At last, the weekend has arrived-- as an extra bonus, we have a three-day weekend. Amen! I have a dozen recipes I've photographed, and I am longing to get them organized and edited so that I can share them with you. Today's recipe is a very simple rice side dish that I served with the Cook's Illustrated Tandoori Chicken. It is, indeed, a simple yet very flavorful dish to make. Did I mention that it's healthy, too? I'm really loving the spice blend of Garam masala. You can make your own blend, but I buy one at my local supermarket because the spice company has done all the grinding and blending for me-- and because it's not too expensive. I used brown basmati rice and my rice cooker, but you can make this in a covered skillet or pot.
Our California rainy weather and cloudy skies have disappeared, and it's a clear and sunny day. I'm off to enjoy the sunshine, and I'll try and work on more recipes to share. I've been making quite a few baked goods, such as baked doughnuts and a few other tasty treats. Amidst all my baking, I'm still losing weight and swimming on a regular basis. I am feeling so much better! Thank you for your words of encouragement.