깍둑썬 오이１. ５컵
깍둑썬 양파 반 컵
올리브 오일 반 컵
후추 반 작은술
(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available) (Serves 4) 4 cups basmati rice ¼ – ½ cup sliced pistachios ¼ cup zereshk berry ¼ cup sliced almond ½ cup thin sliced orange peel 1 cup sugar ½ cup salt ½ cup dates Saffron powder Vegan butter 1⅓ cups water ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup onions (optional) 1 pita bread Vegan beef or vegan chicken (optional)
Sabzi Polów (Green Rice):
Boil the water and put the rice in the water, let it boil for a few minutes until it gets soft.
Strain the rice.
Use low heat to heat up some oil. When the oil is already hot, put a little rice in there.
Add in a little bit of dill on the rice.
Add in a little bit of parsley flakes and green beans (previously you have to wash it very carefully and put a little bit of salt so that it’s absorbed into it).
Put the remainder of the rice layer by layer.
Add a little bit of olive oil to make it tasty.
Cover the pot and let it cook for a few minutes.
Just remember that there must be a 1 inch space between the cover and the rice so that the warm moisture comes up and stays and cooks the rice.
Meanwhile, boiled some vegan textured protein in the water for about 5 minutes. This will be used after the rice is cooked.
You can also add spices, optional, to make it hot or just oriental spices will do.
When the rice is cooked, mix together very well.
Pour the rice onto the plate.
Add the vegetarian textured protein and a little bit of tomato slices on top of it.
Ready to be served.
Adasi (Lentil Soup):
Soak the lentil overnight.
Drain the water out, and put it in the boiling water and let it boil for a few minutes. Stir it constantly.
Add some potatoes and some salt.
Let them cook for a few minutes.
When the soup is bubbling, then it is a sign for almost ready.
Pour excess water out and keep a little bit in there.
When the potato is tender, and there’s only a little water in the soup, put the soup in a blender and blend everything together so that it becomes runny, sort of like smoothie.
Pour the soup out of the blender.
Put a little bit of mint on top of the soup.
Add a little bit of pepper or black pepper when serving, optional.
Ready to be served.
Chop the purple onion into little pieces like small cubes.
Slice the tomato and make it into small cubes.
Dice the cucumber into small little bitty cubes.
Put all the vegetables into a bowl.
Pour the lemon juice into the bowl.
Add a little bit of salt and olive oil.
Mix them well.
Put the salad in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
Ready to be served.
Shirin Polów (Sweet Rice)
Prepare the rice the night before by soaking them in water and salt for one night.
On the next day, strain the water, put the rice in the boiled water with a couple spoonfuls of salt.
Let it boil until it is soft but not too mushy.
Always strain the little bubbles on it.
When the rice is ready, strain it, and let the water run through it so all the bubbles that come up on it will be strained.
Put the rice in a bowl.
Heat up a little bit of olive oil with a little bit of salt.
Take a pita bread, make it flat, and put it right on the oil without getting your hand burned. Turn it over to cook the other side also.
When the bread gets a little bit tender, put the rice over it.
Put the lid on, cover the pan and let the rice steamed and become fluffy (just remember that there must be a 1 inch space between the cover and the rice so that the warm moisture comes up and stays and cooks the rice).
Use low heat, about minimum, and let it cook for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, take the dates, take out the pit from it, and slice it as thinly as possible.
Put the sugar in the water. Let it boil. Stir a little bit to let the sugar melt.
When the water is boiled, add in the orange peel. Let it sit for about 3-4 minutes.
Mix the almond with the pistachios, and then with the berries.
When the rice is ready, after about 15 minutes, mix all the almond, the pistachios, and the berries with the rice.
Mix the saffron powder with hot water, stir it well, and then pour it on the rice and let it soak for a few minutes.
Mix the rice evenly.
If in case the bottom is burnt, to get the smell out of it, take 1 slice of toast, toast it, and put it into the pot and cover it. And that bread takes all the smell away. Take the bread out and serve it like nothing happened.
Place the rice on a big plate, and put the orange peel on top of it.
Cover the rice a little bit for a few seconds so that the smell gets into the rice and stays really sweet and nice.