If you’re unfamiliar with arroz al horno, get familiar with it. It’s a traditional Spanish dish which originated in the community of Valencia, similar to the paella, and it is good. God damn.
Fried rice is one of the easiest dishes for using up leftovers and odd ends: bunch of broccoli starting to go flaccid? Chuck it in. That half a tomato you used the other day starting to shrivel up? Chuck it in. Cream cheese at the due date? .. okay, let’s leave that up to you. But you get the point.
Why so delicious, chicken pilau?
I hate eating the same meal for dinner more than once every few weeks. Seriously, why would someone subject themselves to the almost physical pain of eating the same meal over and over, when there are innumerable other masterpieces waiting to be created and devoured?
There are exceptions to my disdain for repetition, and chicken pilau is one of them. When I had the entire house to myself and Harry (the dog) for a few days, I ate it five times. Dinner. A second dinner after the first. The following day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.