When rice is the main event

Paella, plov, pilaf, biryani, call them what you will. These rice dishes are packed with flavour, texture and ancient culinary wisdom.

Originating in Valencia on the east coast of Spain, paella is traditionally cooked in a paellera, a large, flat-bottomed pan designed to ensure even cooking. A large...
Try this comforting simple winter dish.
This recipe for biryani is a marvellous creation of perfectly cooked goat, layered with rice, scattered with tomato, coriander, mint leaves, chilli and almond.
You should be able to find dried rose petals in Middle Eastern stores or online, but if you can't, just leave them out of this recipe. It is nice to finish this...
Eddie Abd sits down with food blogger and writer Fouad Kassab to discuss Middle Eastern cuisine, including Turkish, Lebanese and Syrian foods. In this segment,...

Pilaf and paella recipes