Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Basmati Rice with Peas

January 07, 2021

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Basmati Rice with Peas

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live.

In this class, Chef Deniz introduces you to his recipe for everyone’s favourite curry, Butter Chicken! You can make a big batch and freeze it for future use - a great way to stick to your holiday resolutions to eat better! Chef Deniz talks about using seafood, veggies or tofu instead of chicken and other ways to change it up. He serves it with fresh veggies, steamed basmati rice with peas & cilantro AND Chef also walks you through a quick and delicious recipe for Homemade Naan bread with garlic butter.

The sound was a little off at the start of the programme, but we sort it out shortly thereafter!

Open the other recipes Chef Deniz featured tonight in your browser so you can work across his menu as you watch along.

Basmati Rice with Peas

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu


  • 250 mL basmati rice
  • 50 mL frozen peas
  • 5 sprigs of cilantro
  • 2 slices of ginger


  • Combine rice, ginger, pinch of salt and cilantro in a small pot, add 175 mL cold water.
  • Bring up to a simmer, cover and cook in on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, add peas and rest for 7 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

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