Indian fried rice:
prepare jasmine rice according to package directions but add the juice of a lime or two and a few bay leaves for aroma.
in a large skillet, sautee onions and garlic in plenty of ghee (clarified butter) stir in a can of lentils or chickpeas, whichever you happen to have on hand. combine all ingredients, season with black pepper and hot chilli paste to taste. serve with crushed cashews.