• 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1/s cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp curry powder (mild or hot, according to preference)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp good grade cooking oil
  • 500 grams (just over 1 lb) ground chicken or lean pork


Chop onions and fry in 2 tbsp oil until just starting to brown. Add meat and curry powder, stir until brown. Scoop out onions and meat, leaving oil in pan. Add dry rice and stir until transparent. Add 4 cups water and salt, bring to boil, cover and cook over LOW flame for 15 mins or until all water is absorbed. Add meat, onions, finely chopped basil and the rest of the oil, stir and cook for another 3 mins. Put everything in shallow glass dish, cover with paper towel and microwave on full power for another 10 to 15 mins.

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