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Shivid Polow ~ Persian Dill Rice

It was love at first bite when I first tried Shivid Polow, Persian Dill rice. I love dill very much but sometimes it’s a hard to use sometimes because it has a stronger flavor compared to other herbs used in Persian cuisine Read More

Potatoes With Pomegranate
8 years ago

Potatoes With Pomegranate

It’s that time of the year again! Yes, pomegranates are in season which means it’s time for Pomegranate Week here on MPK! I can hardly believe that this is the third year that I am featuring Pom Week!!!!!!! Read More

Sour Cherry Preserve ~ Morabaye Albaloo
8 years ago

Sour Cherry Preserve ~ Morabaye Albaloo

At the beginning of the summer I had every intention of going to an orchard a couple of hours north of Los Angeles to pick some Sour Cherries.  I missed the first weekend the orchard was open for picking and sure enough I got an email saying that they were out.  Missed chance! I figured my local market would probably bring some in at some point Read More

MPK Ajil
8 years ago

MPK Ajil

One of my favorite snacks to have is Ajil, also dubbed as Persian Trail Mix by the Sous Chef. It’s one thing to have pre-made Ajil and excitingly discover all the different ingredients that the person who made it put together. However, it’s a whole lot more exciting when you make your own Ajil. I will admit that I have been so enamored with Jordan Market’s mixed Ajil for so long that I never needed to make it myself. But then something happened Read More

Baghali Polow in Rice Cooker
8 years ago

Baghali Polow in Rice Cooker

A good few people have emailed me asking about whether it is possible to make Polow, rice mixed with other ingredients, in a rice cooker and if yes, how would they go about it. This is a perfect time to do a post about how to do this post in light of my Persian Rice Cooker Giveaway.  I have previously posted how to make make Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker and Read More

Rice with Pistachio & Pomegranate Arils
9 years ago

Rice with Pistachio & Pomegranate Arils

Continuing with Pomegranate Week 2010 here is a fabulous rice recipe! For the POM Wonderful Dinner Party I definitely wanted to make a meal that was inspired by Persian flavors. I went through my cookbooks for inspiration and much to my delight I found a recipe that got my creative juices going.  What I ended up with was a delicious rice steamed with spices and cilantro topped with pistachios and pomegranates! YUM! Read More

Gharch Polow ~ Persian Mushroom Rice
9 years ago

Gharch Polow ~ Persian Mushroom Rice

A few years back I had this delicious Persian rice made with mushrooms. It was something that I had never had before and since I love mushrooms, it absolutely loved  it. I looked up the recipe just recently in my Persian cookbook and found one recipe for it. Read More

Sholeh Zard ~ Persian Saffron Rice Pudding
9 years ago

Sholeh Zard ~ Persian Saffron Rice Pudding

A few months ago I posted a recipe for Persian rice pudding which is prepared with milk. Today’s rice pudding on the other hand is dairy free. For those of you are who are lactose intolerant or vegan, this is a dessert just for you! Read More

Lavashak ~ Persian Fruit Roll
9 years ago

Lavashak ~ Persian Fruit Roll

This week’s theme for Summer Fest 2010 is stone fruit. Read More

Sekanjebin with Lettuce
9 years ago

Sekanjebin with Lettuce

On Monday I posted about Sekanjebin the drink and today I am posting another way in which we Iranians like to make use of Sekanjebin.  Read More