Recently I’ve been trying to expand my repertoire of dishes. Last night I made Sholeh zard for the first time (literal translation: yellow flame), which is basically saffron rice pudding. It is usually made in remembrance of the dead, but honestly it is one of my favorite Persian dishes. I had a bunch of friends try it and I got pretty decent reviews…and it is pretty easy to make.
For dinner I was at a friend’s house after work, so I had a limited number of ingredients. I scrounged around (having brought slices of turkey lunchmeat and a red pepper), and this is what I came up with! Adjust amount according to how many people you are serving.
red pepper (also known as Capsicum), sliced into thin strips
pinch of basil
cheese (I used Laughing Cow wedges)
turkey slices (or bread)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Fry the olive oil, garlic, onion, and red pepper in a pan until the onion starts to turn clear. Add the mushrooms, basil, salt, pepper. At the very end, add the cheese on top and let it melt slightly (not too much).
I wrapped the finished mixture in turkey slices to eat since I can’t eat bread, but you can experiment and see what you like to do.