Three simple ingredients make up this dish---lamb, cauliflower, and basmati rice. The rest of the magic is done with spice. And lots of it. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, turmeric, saffron. You just know this will be good.
I followed Yasmeen's instructions faithfully, except that I halved the ingredients because we're leaving for college tomorrow and I didn't want any leftovers. The only other thing I did differently was to add an extra cup of liquid to the simmering rice. Oh, and because I'm insane for lemon, I added the zest of one.
|I browned the lamb|
|Then the cauliflower|
|Added in the rice and beautiful saffron and turmeric scented water|
|Carefully toasted the pine nuts and almonds|
|And patiently waited before revealing the overturned rice|
You'll notice I'm not showing you a long shot...my dish didn't come out perfectly formed, but I'm guessing that takes a little practice. It was delicious and, as hoped. we had no leftovers whatsoever.