Ven Pongal is a dish which is an essential of any traditional South Indian breakfast. Made with rice, lentils and tempered primarily with black pepper.
Arroz al Ajillo (Garlic Rice With Shrimp) - It really is a trifecta of goodness: rice, shrimp, garlic., It is also incredibly easy to make and terribly quick Or quinoa instead of rice.
Add 3 cups hot water, garam masala powder and salt to taste.
Spice up basmati rice with curry leaves, chiles, cashews and tons of coconut for a rich side dish.