You see, when bribing my mom with a home cooked lamb dinner, to get a few stems of her gorgeous peonies from the front yard, I asked her what she wanted as a side. She asked for rice.
Since "plain" is not a word in my vocabulary, nor is it in hers, I decided to make a spectacular side rice dish that could shine along what proved to be a fantastic lamb recipe. This one is it - Jasmine Rice Pilaf with Dried Apricots, Prunes, and Toasted Walnuts.
Good thing for all your vegetarian and gluten-free family and friends - this recipe is delicious and filling on its own. Just yesterday, I enjoyed the pilaf leftovers, jazzed up with soy sauce and sesame oil as a base for sauteed eggplant and vegetables.
Jasmine Rice Pilaf with Dried Apricots, Prunes, and Toasted Walnuts