Long Grain Rice with Dried Fruit and Pistachios

I don’t usually cook with long grain rice because it takes so long to make. But when a friend of mine moved and gave me the remains of her kitchen, she left me with an indiscriminate container of a mystery long grain rice that I simply felt I couldn’t put to waste. (Was it brown basmati? We’ll never know.) This dish is very filling and incorporates a nice variety of textures, from crunchy to soft to chewy. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the dried fruit and nuts to your liking!

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Kulfi Cookies

Kulfi is a traditional Indian frozen dessert. Today I visited Three Sisters Ice Cream in Providence, RI, where I tasted this treat for the first time. It was so unique–heavy on the cardamom, but very light–and so delicious that I went straight home to try and make the cookie version of it. I upped the spice a bit with some cayenne pepper. Here it is, worked just great on the first try!

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