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Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Asian Coconut Rice
I made this as written today as an accompaniment to Aminah Rahman's Chickpea Curry, and it wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. The rice cooked just fine--those who are having cooking issues need to modify their heat levels, I would guess--but it was bland. I'm fine with the very light coconut flavor, but there was something missing, perhaps because I usually cook my rice with butter. Next time I'll probably try sauteing the rice in a little coconut oil first; normally I do this with butter, and it adds a lovely depth of flavor.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2014
German Brotchen Rolls
To start, yes, I made some very minor changes--just two, in my case: 3 cups of the flour I used was King Arthur white whole wheat, and I made 32 rolls instead of 24. That said, it worked BEAUTIFULLY. The only reason I'm giving 4 stars rather than 5 is that it is a little too yeasty, flavor-wise; I'm going to try reducing the yeast to 1 1/2 tbsp in my next batch. Other than that, it's great. The outside is nice and chewy, the inside soft, and the flavor holds up both sharp cheese and good whole-grain mustard. They also taste absolutely awesome with butter and Nutella (yes, both--don't judge me). On a side note, I'm a little confused by those who say that it takes a long time--do you folks not regularly make yeast breads? Some of my regular recipes need to rise in the refrigerator overnight, so the fact that I was able to make the dough for this in about 20 minutes, and then have the rolls in the oven within 2 1/2 hours made the recipe seem really quick to me!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2014
Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)
This was a really good recipe--the spice mix is very well blended. The one change I recommend is to cut the salt by 1/3 to 1/2--my husband and I thought it was definitely on the salty side. It would also be a good idea to cut back on the cayenne if you're feeding children--our 4-year-old loved it, and he probably would not have done well had I used a full teaspoon of pepper. On a different note, if you're the kind of person who likes to add more vegetables to saucy dishes like this, this one will take just about any mild veggie. I used okra, and it was a great addition.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2013
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