Jewelled rice recipe - Javaher Polow

Jewelled rice recipe - Javaher Polow

Jewelled rice is an absolutely appropriate name for this dish. It is probably one of the most delicious rice dishes I have ever had. From what I understand, different variations of this recipe are made throughout the Middle East. This is my vegetarian take on a Persian version of the recipe.

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Carrot and Cashew nut roast

Carrot and Cashew nut roast

This vegetarian nut roast is very versatile and it is a great accompaniment to whatever you’re having for Christmas. It not only satisfies the vegetarians, but also it can be eaten with fish, chicken or meat, as well as all the Christmas trimmings. It keeps very well and if you’re lucky to have some left over, you can go for the healthy option and have it with salad the following day.

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Vegetarian Dolma

Vegetarian Dolma

Dolma is a Turkish word meaning filled/stuffed. It is a popular Greek and middle eastern dish. Each Middle Eastern cuisine has its own variation of dolma. Iranians use rice, minced lamb and dried fruit and Egyptian dolma are stuffed with rice, tomato sauce and aubergine. This recipe is my vegetarian interpretation of what my family make back home in Iran.

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Potato frittata - Kookoo (Iranian)

Potato frittata - Kookoo (Iranian)

This cheap and easy, but nutritious recipe is extremely versatile and very delicious. The ingredients are the every day items that most households would have in their kitchen. Kookoo is an Iranian dish, which I have slightly modified. You could regard it as the Iranian version of the Italian frittata with a little less eggs. 

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