" Persian Jeweled Rice is a gorgeous side dish sprinkled with colorful gem-like fruits, nuts and veggies. My easy Jeweled Rice Recipe is incredibly delicious, uses no sugar, very little oil and is naturally vegan and gluten-free. "
- Debra Klein
In a medium sized saucepan, bring water to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, and add the olive oil, garlic, saffron, carrots, orange rind, cinnamon stick and rice. Mix well. Cover and let simmer on low for 12-15 minutes.
While rice is cooking, heat a heavy skillet over medium/low heat. Swirl in remaining 2 Tablespoons olive oil and slowly saute onions. Sprinkle in nuts and seasonings.
Fluff rice with a fork. Make sure garlic is well distributed and saffron has colored the rice evenly. Add to bowl or platter. Sprinkle on onion/nut mixture, pomegranate seeds, scallions and raisins. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Hi, I'm Debra. I’m a health coach and culinary instructor, dedicated to making nourishing food taste incredible and inspiring healthy choices with easy plant-based recipes. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m ready to meet you on your journey where healthy meets delicious.