Grant McWilliams

Food Javaher Polow

Javaher Polow

I ran across this FXcuisine who stole it from New Food of Life by Najmeih Batmanglij. I didn't have all of the ingredients so I'm posting what I did have. I shamelessly posted the recipe straight from their site in my recipe book but I'll get around to changing it to reflect what I've been making in a day or two.

Persian Jeweled Rice Javaher Polow
For 6 as a royal side dish
1.5 cups Basmati rice
1 organic oranges
1/2 large carrot
1 cup dried berry mix from Trader Joes (Golden raisens, cranberries, blueberries)
1/2 onion
1/2 cup blanched whole almonds or almonds and pistachios
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 1/2 tbsp green cardamom pods
pinch of saffron diluted in 1 glass water
150 gr butter
2 tbsp yoghurt

The recipe called for barberries which I have no access too. I then decided to substitute pomegranite seeds which too are out of season. I switched to the berry mix at Trader Joes because they had one with pomegranite seeds but because of my current financial system I chose the mix without them and it turned out wonderful. You soak the berries, blanch the nuts, soak the rice and candy the orange peel and carrot. This rice is the most flavorful rice I've ever had. It really is a dish fit for royalty.

I've paired it with Korhesht-e fesanjan and homemade wheat pita. This fits into the "exclaimation foods" category that I like so much.

 

Food Javaher Polow