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  • Quick Faux Indian Rice Salad

  • Notes for the  chef: The Patak's Curry Paste seems very expensive, but it keeps well in the refrigerator and a little goes a long way. You may end up loving it and can use it in several recipes. Find it at Asian and gourmet stores.

    • 2 cups uncooked brown basmati or long-grain rice
    • 1 can black beans (16 ounce), drained
    • 1 can mild chili (4 ounces) or 4 fresh ones
    • 2 tablespoons Patak's Curry Paste
    • 1 tablespoon cumin
    • 1 tablespoon coriander
    • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
    • 1 cup raisins
    • 1 clove garlic (or 2)
    • Fresh cilantro

    Cook the rice. Chop the chili, garlic and cilantro. Mix everything into the warm cooked rice. Chill for 1-2 hours. Eat. Enjoy. For a spicier version, add more chili, garlic and curry paste. Serves about 8.

    Recipe from the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at New England Medical Center, Boston.