Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Kitchen My World -- Iran

This week the My Kitchen My World gang picked recipes from Iran to try, thanks to Elra of Elra's Cooking , who has amazing recipes and beautiful photography on her blog that I just love to visit. It was quite a coincidence that Elra chose Iran because I was just looking through one my favorite bread baking books and wanting to try the Barbari Breads, described as small Iranian flatbreads, and thought to myself, "when someone from My Kitchen My World picks Iran I will give these a try for sure."

To go with the breads I found this recipe for Persian Rice with Walnuts. I really enjoyed the flavors of this dish but wasn't sure what rice would be best to use, my white rice usual is jasmine rice, but I had just bought some basmati and used that for this dish, and I think there was a little too much liquid and my rice was a little softer than I like. Other than that the recipe was great, I halved it and it still made a huge amount of food. My kids surprised me by actually tasting this dish and having it for lunch. My oldest son picked out and ate every last vegetable, and especially liked the garbanzos. My daughter picked out and ate the peas and garbanzos and also a few bites of the rice. My baby loved it all, he is such an adventurous eater.
Here are the breads before and after baking...
and here are the veggies before being added to the rice.
This was a fun pick for MKMW, thanks Elra! I can't wait to see what country we will visit with our tastebuds next week :)


Natashya said...

It is so great that your children will try your worldly meals. My boys are teens and are still picky eaters. My daughter is adventurous though.
Great picks for MKMW, I especially like the bread!

Elra said...

I think your adorable kids have quite a sophisticated taste.
The bread look absolutely fantastic, and what a colorful vegetable you have there. I am amaze how your kids really develop such a good taste in such an early age. Bravo Andrea.

Michelle Dargen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! My 3 year old loves to try new foods. Isn't it fun sharing all these recipes with the kids?!?

KC said...

Wow, your barbari bread looks just like the picure in the cookbook! The rice and vegetables look so good and healthy.

Debinhawaii said...

Love the little breads and the rice looks incredible too. What a great meal!

Our Family said...

I am late commenting on your Puerto Rican dish. I love those little fried balls. I tried them as you posted them then I made them again this time without the cheese and added cinnamin and rolled them in sugar. They are yummy either way. I see the blintzes (sorry I am sure I spelled that wrong) and I would love to try those. I haven't posted for a while, but I love following your blog. I made that blueberry pie for friends and it was a big hit. Glad I found you you do lots of fun foods. My husband doesn't get the whole posting about food thing, I have started posting a little about food on my blog too. I figure we all have to eat why not make it enjoyable.

Shaheen (Coco) said...

Great looking bread, Andrea.

Anonymous said...

I love the rice! You're always so good about making breads and these incredible dinners. I wish I had the energy you have! By the way (I REALLY need to email you!) I just tried on a dress from 7 years ago... IT FIT!!!!!!!!!

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