One day this week, I was stood, mother-hubbard-style, in my kitchen panicking about what to make for dinner when suddenly there was a knock at the door (this sounds totally made up, but is pitifully true. I am really that disorganised when it comes to the weekly shop). Lo and behold, the lovely people at Amira had sent me a box of goodies so I could try out one of their recipes. Pretty good timing, no?
They sent me all of the ingredients I would need to make their recipe jewelled persian rice with pomegranates, walnuts and parsley. Ebony is always a fan of rice dishes so I was keen to try this recipe out. Traditionally made with butter, I just substituted this for vitalite so that the dish was vegan.
It took over an hour to make, but was absolutely worth it. I wasn’t chained to the kitchen the whole time, in fact, for most of those hours things were soaking or gently cooking so I was working upstairs and intently listening for the timer to beep.
The rice dish features cranberries and pomegranates so I knew it would be a hit with Ebony. Amira speciality rice is apparently the choice of Michelin Star chefs, and I can see why. The finished dish was flavoursome, fruity and delicious. It felt like a wholesome and healthy meal, but was also really tasty. We had it on its own, but thought it would be a really nice rice dish to have at a barbecue. Ebony finished it off for dinner today and cleared her plate which is a pretty rare occurrance. I’ll definitely make this recipe again. You can find the recipe on Amira’s website here.
Amira are offering one of my readers the chance to win a jewelled persian rice with pomegranates, walnuts and parsley kit with all of the ingredients (except the butter and parsley) so you can try the recipe for yourself. Four runners up will each win a 1kg bag of Amira speciality rice. To enter, all you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway ThePrizeFinder - See more at: http://www.theprizefinder.com/content/jewelled-persian-rice-kit-amira#sthash.bdIWNGan.dpuf