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  • Sheena Philipose

Ribbon Rice

Updated: Aug 14, 2021

Ribbon or Rainbow Rice is a layered rice dish originating from the northern part of Kerala. This dish is quite laborious to prepare but worth the effort, a real treat for the senses because of the different textures, colors, and flavors! The first time I came across this recipe was just after my marriage when my husband's aunt prepared it for us the newly-weds. I immediately loved it, with the different layers and the addition of the flavorful mincemeat and spicy green chutney. It was reminiscent of kheema/mince biryani, but with a twist. I was intrigued to make it with my own special touch.