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Indian Rice: Peas & Onions #Foodie Friday

Indian Rice: Peas & Onions: Simple Living and Eating

Today is my birthday and when this post goes live I most likely will be finishing up dinner at a great local restaurant with my family. 

I love my birthday… I actually have never known anyone with the same birthday as mine, which has made it even more special to me.

Since it is my birthday week I am sharing an extra simple side dish that I meant to share with you a while ago when I made Garam Marsala Chicken

Garam Marsala Chicken 

This is my favorite side dish for Indian food. I also love it with any type of chicken.

Indian Rice: Peas & Onions: Simple Living and Eating

Indian Rice: Peas & Onions

by Diane Balch


I cup of cooked Jasmine or Basmati Rice
1 cup of frozen peas
3 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of a mixture of fresh minced herbs. I used equal parts: thyme, rosemary, and parsley
1 onion minced
1 teaspoon of curry powder
salt and pepper


1) In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the butter on medium high heat and saute the onions until they just begin to brown. Add the curry powder mix. 

2) Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. When it is melted add the peas and heat them through.

3) Add the cooked rice and fresh herbs mix well and add salt and pepper.

Remember to visit and follow my co-host Adelina at Home Maid Simple to find out what blogger she is featuring this week!!!

Foodie Friday Features:

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There are so many sweet pumpkin recipe available it is really terrrific to find a good savory one. Love the idea of pumpkin coconut milk.

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Achari Muthian Salan
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This is a simple South Asian recipe has really bright flavors and one of my favorite spice mixes garam marsala.

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Amaretto Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Amaretto Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

How can you resist a coffee cake filled with cream cheese and a hint of Amaretto… I really want a piece of this cake RIGHT NOW.

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  1. Thank you for hosting! The Indian rice recipe looks delicious.

  2. Thanks so much for the party! Have a great weekend, Diane! :)

  3. Thank you SO much, Diane, for featuring my Coffee Cake! It's def one of my favorites. Also, I love your Rice and Peas dish. I like peas mixed in with other foods like, not so much by themselves. This looks REALLY yummy. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend.

    1. You are very welcome Paula… I fell in love with your recipe the moment I clicked on it. Yes, peas mixed seems to go over best in my family,

  4. Hi Diane,
    Your Indian Rice Peas and Onions looks fantastic, I will just love this dish. We are starting to get some of your cold weather now. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for a great party!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen… sorry to hear you're getting a little chilly.

  5. Happy Birthday Diane! I trust you have a wonderful evening out. Thanks for hosting this hop!!! Great features!

    1. It was a great time MJ. I only gained 2 pounds from all the feasting for lunch and dinner yesterday.

  6. Happy Birthday, Diane! I hope you had a wonderful day and evening. Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. This week I've shared an Applesauce Date and Walnut Cake. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead :D

    1. Thanks so much… it was a really relaxing birthday. Friends, family and food what more could I ask for.

  7. Thanks for hosting and have a great birthday!!

  8. Happy Birthday Diane! Thanks for the party!

  9. Thanks so much for the party Diane. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!! :)

  10. Another wonderful dish for me - Indian rice :) Which we actually really like
    Looks great!!
    Thanks for the party Diane and have a wonderful weekend :)

  11. Happy birthday Diane. Hope you are having a great day. Love your peas and rice with the thyme and rosemary. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thanks Sam… the bright herb flavors really make the dish.

  12. I love Indian sides Diane. They're nearly as good as the main event. (Did I miss the Malaysian link up?) Thanks for hosting.

    Anne xx

    1. No Malaysian link up is on Nov 12th, next Tuesday. Should be fun. I made a soup.

  13. Oh, and happy birthday with lots of love from downunder!

    Anne xx

  14. Happy Birthday Diane! This looks like a wonderful filling side dish.

    1. Thanks Adelina, I could eat this on it's own with some beans or tofu.

  15. I always enjoy seeing all the goodies here. Have a great birthday!

    1. Glad to hear that Pat. Thanks for stopping by.

  16. Happy Birthday Diane! Wishing you all the very best.
    Thanks for hosting!

  17. Happy birthday, Diane - funny that you've never met anyone with the same birthday as yours. I've met so many people who share my birthday that it constantly surprises me.

    I love this dish - I really enjoy making Indian food, and this looks like a great side dish to go with my next Indian feast.

    1. Yes, my son and daughter both have birthdays that they share with relatives and may friends. Thanks for the HB wishes and thanks for coming to the party.

  18. Diane,
    Happy Birthday. Mine was yesterday and my sister's was Wednesday.
    Thanks for hosting the party.

    1. Happy Birthday AnnaMaria... watch out all these cooking Scorpios.

  19. A side dish for all the choosey folks in my family is difficult to find. This one seems to really be a good one! Glad you posted at the Sweet Bella Roose Thursday Pin It link party. I’ve pinned, liked, twittered and G+-ed your post. I’d love it if you dropped by for a visit at http://www.kneadedcreations.com . I look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

    1. Wow thank you so much. Absolutely... coming over to check out your blog.

  20. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. Awww - happy belated birthday, Diane! We eat rice fairly often so I'm always looking for new recipes to try. This sounds great :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays last week! We hope you'll join us again tonight when the party goes live! {hugs}

  22. Happy Belated Birthday. What an interesting side dish although more of a fusion Indian dishes with the choice of herbs you used


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