I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!



Friday, May 2, 2014

Rice Salad Middle Eastern-Style


This can be used as a side dish or you can throw in some cooked chicken for a tasty lunch.  Store it in the fridge, but bring it to room temperature to serve. 

Makes 8 cups

1  1/2 cups basmati rice
2 cups water
3-inch cinnamon stick
2 pinches saffron

Rinse and soak rice in the 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.
Then add the cinnamon stick and saffron.





















Cover and bring to a boil, then turn down to low and simmer 10-15 minutes.

Fluff rice and spread out on a pan to cool.  Meanwhile mix the remaining ingredients together. 

zest of 1 lime
2 tbsps lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp parsley
2 tbsps finely chopped onion
1/3 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries

When the rice is cool mix together.  Sprinkle on some parsley when serving.




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