This pilaf perfumes the whole house as it cooks! You will surely get ooohs and aaahs from this dish. I'm not sure of it's orgins since all of the ingredients could either be Morrocan or Persian. The garnish of pistachio nuts say Persian but the nuts could just as easy be pine nuts or almonds. Lamb fixed with mint would be great or a fragrant chicken dish to go along with this side.
This is delicious when you want a nutty, garlicky rice side dish. It complements chicken, pork, and fish very nicely and is traditionally served with a sprinkling of hot sauce. If you can find authentic molho apimentado (hot sauce madde with bird chiles), all the better!
Excellent fragrant dish. Beautiful with my prawn and mussel curry.
I've only ever made it with the white meat from a freshly cooked crab, but it might be OK with tinned white meat.
Garnish with sliced cucumber and lime slices to serve, if desired.
This is not gourmet, and far from authentic, but it is tasty and very easy to make... and excellent weeknight meal. I like to make extra to bring to work for lunch, and I always make twice as much rice as I really need for other dishes, for just this purpose. I'm totally addicted to it now, I have it at least once a week.
Richly fragrant golden saffron rice pilaf (pilau) that's delicately scented with rose water & studded with pistachios, almonds, and sultanas, combined with moist, tender chunks of chicken infused with lemon, yogurt and musky spices: this is a FABULOUS one-dish meal! Inspired by a Nigella Lawson recipe, from one of her cookbooks. Wonderful served warm, or at room temperature. Enjoy!
This recipe is from last week's Thursday magazine. It was posted by Hoorbanu Iqbal. I feel that if you really want to enjoy biryani, have it hot with your fingers and not with a spoon. Mmmmm! My brother loves biryani. Come Friday and Biryani is what he wants;)