Chicken Biryani

Here’s a streamlined version of Amma’s Rice, a beautiful, golden-hued biryani recipe from Pat Tanumihardja’s heartfelt The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook (Sasquatch Books). Any type of chutney is a good condiment with this rice dish; I enjoy it with tamarind.

Crispy Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

This healthy oven-fried chicken recipe yields results as brown and crispy as any traditional fried chicken, but it's easy enough to for a weeknight dinner.