I know there is a well known food blog that starts with the name White Rice and I know that white rice is a good thing but I for one am not minimalist enough to make a post just about white rice. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a beautiful thing but I struggled with the image of white rice in a white bowl on a white tablecloth for my blog post. Not that it’s a bad thing. I can appreciate that image, it just makes me squirm a little bit and start to think about the colors that go with that white rice. I had been wanting to try the lamb and dried apricot tagine recipe in Around My French Kitchen by Dorie Greenspan. What I really wanted to do was make me and my white rice happy – I think that I accomplished that last night. I used the little seeds from the pod of a green cardamom, slightly crushed to coax out more flavor. I also added chopped shallots, lemon zest and some flavorful chicken stock to white jasmine rice but I’m not supposed to give the recipe so that’s all I’m going to write on this topic. The lamb and dried apricot tagine was heavenly with the cardamom rice pilaf and the aroma from all the spices that filled the house does kind of drive you nuts as Dorie mentions in her description of this recipe. Here is a link to the Lamb and Dried Apricot Tagine recipe. I used crushed Aleppo chili instead of the small dried chili peppers called for in the original recipe.
Lamb and Dried Apricot Tagine with Cardamom Rice Pilaf For French Fridays with Dorie
May 27, 2011 · 31 Comments
Lamb and Dried Apricot Tagine with Cardamom Rice Pilaf with Glass of Red Wine
Close Up of Cardamom Rice Pilaf with Slivered Almonds, Lemon Zest and Sprig of Cilantro
Luscious Lamb and Dried Apricot Tagine
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