Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Jewelled Persian Rice from Amira

Today I am featuring a delicious Vegetarian recipe fit for a Princess, which is rather apt given the birth of the newest member of the royal family! 

Amira is a new speciality rice brand, sold in over forty countries worldwide which provides quality, delicious aromatic rice to bring that gourmet touch to every meal. Founded one hundred years ago by the Chanana family, Amira produces delicious, high quality premium specialty rice. Their expertise and commitment to the rice ageing process ensures a flavoursome and aromatic quality to their basmati. Amira’s flagship products are matured for a minimum of twelve months, giving them a distinctive and delicious flavour. Deriving its name from the Sanskrit word for “fragrant one”, basmati is known for its distinctive, sweet aroma.

Amira has several key attributes that make it a high quality grain worth cooking with:
  • ​​Delicious flavour
  • Longer grains 
  • Up to 1.5 times longer than traditional basmati rice
  • Aged to perfection. Amira’s rice is aged for 12-18 months to improve the taste
Indeed, Amira is one of the highest quality rice variants available in the UK and their Superior Aromatic grain is the rice of choice in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants Trishna and Gymkhana.

With such high endorsements, I was excited to try Amira's superior aromatic rice. Amira sent me the ingredients to sample their Jewelled Persian Rice with Pomegranates, Walnuts & Parsley

The recipe took a little while to prepare, but you can't rush perfection! I would recommend cooking this dish for friends and family during a relaxed meal perhaps alongside a glass of wine, where you can chat during the cooking.

I really noticed the difference using Amira rice vs. using other rice. The grains of rice were much longer, and the texture was much more silky smooth. I loved the Jewelled Persian Rice recipe - the pomegranates and the walnuts mixed together so well with the rice and I thought that the sticky rice I scraped from the bottom of the pan (tahdig) was especially delicious.

Amira can be found on the shelves of Waitrose, Morrison's, Tesco and Asda. The next time you are considering buying rice, I would recommend giving this brand a try. I'd love to hear what you think!

Disclosure: Ingredients offered in consideration for review

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for posting this yum recipe!! I will surely try to make it at home. Hey, It will be really great if you me some recipes of pickles and chutneys online. I am looking for it from so many days.



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