Tasty Travel Tuesday - JEWELED BASMATI RICE PILAF PERSIAN STYLE - Food Photo Shoot

4년 전

Who is up for some taste bud travel today?!

Today, there is no passport required. Hop on this steemit train for some taste excitement!

I attempted to make this dish as authentic as possible. I did a fair amount of research before starting. Any Persians out there, I welcome your criticism.

I prepared this dish as a side to some Saffron Lamb. The lamb was prepared by a friend of mine. We had pre-planned a Persian themed night, and the rice was my contribution.

My friend has been to Iran, and he said my dish instantly put him back there.

As always, the RECIPE is available upon request. First request gets an upvote.

ALL CONTENT IS MINE AND ORIGINAL! All of these food photos were taken with my Nikon D5300 and my favorite Lens, the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. You can find out more in my INTRO POST.

Also, check out some of my other recent food posts for more mouthwatering photos!

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  2. Pumpkin Spice French Toast + Vanilla Kahlúa Syrup

  3. Mini Heart Shaped Galettes filled with Mixed Berries

  4. Super Easy Strawberry and Peach Galette

  5. Lavender Vanilla Bean French Beignets

  6. Candy Filled Donut Holes & Malted Chocolate Marshmallow Fluff

  7. Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream w/ Marshmallow Swirls (No churning!)

  8. Easy Chocolate Ice Cream with Brownie Batter Bites

  9. Rainbow Vegetable+Hummus Pizza w/ Everything Bagel Pizza Crust (VEGAN)

  10. National Cupcake Day - STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE CUPCAKES with MALT




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That looks beyond delicious... I would absolutely love the recipe for this dish!!
Can you post it? Following you!!

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I think this is the first request for the recipe, which I love requests!

Here it is:

RECIPE

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Ingredients

3 cups long-grain white basmati rice
1 tablespoons salt
1 large sweet onion, diced
2 large oranges
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chicken broth (sub with water or vegetable broth for vegan)
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon saffron soaked in 3 tablespoons hot water (optional)
1/3 cup granular sugar
1/3 cup dried barberries or dried cranberries
1/3 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds
additional salt & freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice in a mesh strainer under cool water then pour into a medium bowl and cover with about 2 inches of water. Soak the rice for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 24 hours (the longer you can let it soak the better). Drain and rinse the rice and set aside.
  2. Bring the a small to medium pot of water to a bowl and add the rice. Cook for 6 - 7 minutes until just tender then drain and rinse in cold water to stop it from cooking. Pour the rice into a bowl and gently fluff with a fork to loosen then set bowl aside.
  3. Add the nuts to a small skillet over low heat and stir constantly until nicely toasted, being careful not to burn. Season with salt and set aside for the moment.
  4. Wash oranges and use a box grater to grate the orange skins and remove as much zest as possible, stopping at the white. Slice oranges in half and use a lemon juicer to squeeze out juices. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or a shallow wide-mouthed pot over medium high heat and add the onions and your zest shreds. Cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring until onions are getting translucent. Pour in chicken broth, orange juice, and spices, then stir over heat for 3-4 minutes until part of the liquid has evaporated. Add the sugar and most of the dried fruit (save back a little to sprinkle on top) and cook for another 3-4 minutes until fruit is softened and more liquid has cooked off.
  5. Reduce heat to low then add the rice and gently stir with a blunt tool (such as a rubber spatula or spoon) to avoid breaking your grains. Add most of the toasted nuts (save some of these for the top too) and stir to combine, then season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Cover pan and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Remove cover and allow the rice to cook for about 5 minutes more without stirring to get a nice brown on the bottom. Let your nose help you here, you should smell when it's toasted but not burned. Remove pan from heat as soon as you think it's there and cover with lid then allow it to sit untouched for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Loosen rice from pan and scoop into a large serving bowl or platter, placing the crispy parts on the top. Sprinkle your reserved dried fruit and nuts over the top and serve immediately.

Notes

Garbanzo beans and pomegranate arils make a great addition to this dish. Also, the dried fruits can be substituted with preferred types such as regular raisins or dried cherries.

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Maybe I should write a "Request recipe on every @gringalicious post" bot ;)

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wouldn't be a bad idea.

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It look yummy !! You make me feel hungry!! Thanks for sharing !

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you are very welcome

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Thank you! What a combination of flavour and fusion... will definitely be cooking this. So nice to try something different and mix things up :)

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Yum! This looks so good, love that you included the recipe!

That dish looks really rice!

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ahh, that's funny. My older sister, 'queen of puns,' would love that one

If it tastes only half as good as it looks, it must be gorgeous! Thanks for this wonderful dish, that I can almost smell! Please let me know the receipe, I would like to try it. :)

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I posted the recipe in the comments, look above. Thanks so much for the request @pipurilla

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Thank you so much!

This post received a 9% upvote from @randowhale thanks to @gringalicious! For more information, click here!

I really like rice pilaf!! I think I know what I will cook for dinner today :) Thanks for sharing!!

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Hey @knittybynature, I really appreciate you commenting, thanks so much

wow @gringalicious I feel really hungry watching your post pictures.. how much will 3 plates cost? great post, thanks for sharing and keep it up

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Wow, great calculations are due. How much for 3 plates, I will have to think about that

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Pls think ASAP @gringalicious cant wait to eat those delicious foods (3 plates isnt it? ).

Please guys I need 100 votes to convert my group of 20000 people into steemit group and allow all people share theire posts there : https://steemit.com/steem/@clixmoney/i-am-helping-steemit-community

Oooolala very tasty dishes there. You must be a pro. Good stuff!! I'm following you

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thanks so much @yonny. Cool name by the way

That looks awesome! Is that shredded cocounut on top? Looks so good! Can you post the ingredients when you get the shot?

BTW - you have a new follower :)

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Thanks so much for the new follow. Yes, that is shredded coconut, it is awesome

Food looks amazing and the dish is so beautiful.

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Looks delicious , i also used to cook chicken biryani but stopped after i become vegetarian!!!

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I understand. Thanks so much for commenting @jimmyyrai28

That looks great and beautiful plate and photography!

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Those are such nice words, thanks so much @lakshmi

WOW! This food looks exquisitely delicious.

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So nice, thanks so much @arnel

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You're welcome. Keep on sharing!

That looks so good!

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I'm feeling me hungry @gringalicious. But here in abu dhabi we openly eat biryani rice their using basmati rice. But the looks if the food its different in biryaniand looks delicious. Upvote and follow you

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That is so nice, thanks so much @crisgogar

Is it delicious?
Spicy?

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No, not spicy at all, not even close. Thanks so much for commenting @wallsnow

Thanks for sharing! It looks yummy!! You really make me feel hungry!!

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That's what I do, make people hungry. Thanks for commenting @tonik

Looks very nice

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Thanks so much @abudar. You have a new follower

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Great pop of yellow color on the saffron rice. I like the 2nd to last photo right above your camera specs the best. Keep shooting!

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Oh, that's awesome. I think you are the first to ever tell me a specific photo. I do that all the time to others, but your the first for me. Thanks so much for commenting @lbrt

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You're welcome! I always love specific feedback myself because that's the only way you improve.

This looks delicious! I am now curious what other dishes there are in the Iranian cuisine :)

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Yes, me too. This was a lot of fun to research and to actually execute. If I had more time, I would seek more. thanks for commenting @irreverent-dan

this plate looks ancient, I can imagine what the lamb looked like :)

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It is ancient, I believe the Persians are one of the oldest cultures. Or, were you talking about the actual plate?

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The actual plate actually :D

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That's funny. Made for great comment, thanks so much

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That looks delicious as always! Well done @gringalicious! Which job did you choose in the end? :) Will go to your instagram account now and support you there as well! :) greetings from @traveldict

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Oh cool, instagram. I think I will go with the cafe. Thanks so much for commenting @traveldict

That looks mighty fine! Very nice work with the camera. Wow.

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That is so kind of you, thanks so much @fronttowardenemy

I'm sure that this dish is divinely tasty)) Have a nice day, good news and happy events. Let on this day, and in all others, the fate will amuse you and will indulge, will be generous to pleasant gifts and unexpected lovely surprises. Let the problems be easily solved, the business will be successful, the soul smiles, and the heart relentlessly rejoices in life.

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Very good words @sokoloffa. Great job on your English. Have a great day!

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looking delicious in pictures @gringalicious, will definitely ask my wife to try this at home some time may be with a few Pakistani spice and servings... Thanks for the recipe and the beautiful post...

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some Pakistani spice, I want some! Thanks so much for commenting @raja

Amazing food shots!

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That's an honor coming from such a good photographer, thanks so much @yetaras

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Probably not so good :(

This is the kind of food that I could get situated with and have a few servings of. Wonderfully done @gringalicious :)

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Oh yeah, this one is hard to stop at just one. Thanks so much for your continued commenting greatness

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I can imagine how good it is. and you are welcome gringa! :)

Great shots, it looks great, @gringalicious!

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Thanks so much @lazariko12. How many more days?

I lost a couple of pounds just by looking at the dish, you have my vote ;)

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Oh wow, maybe I should give that a try. Thanks for the upvote and for the great comment @funcore

You're like an awesomeness machine. Srsly!

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Well, not always, but thanks so much for the awesomeness compliment @condra

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that looks so nice! I have to try out one of your recipes with my friends one of these days!

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You should definitely give it a shot. Thanks for commenting @v0nd

wow...good and delicious

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Pilaf is so amazing, the sweetness combined with the spices brings some perfection.

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You are so correct @erikdenoorman. Thanks for commenting

Wow! I don't know anything about Persian Food but this looks absolutely amazing! The colors make the dish so appealing wish I could eat some right now!

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I wish I could serve you some right now. Perhaps mail order is in the future. Thanks @dzboston33

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Well, if you start doing that you'll have to let me know!

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I am so sorry, start doing what?

Looks delicious. Very good job.

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Thanks so much @nezaigor. keep up the good work with commenting

😍😍😍 yum! I love your blog so much!

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Thanks so much @therawfoodie. You have a new follower