Persian Saffron Rice Pudding – Shole Zard

Shole Zard (Persian: Yellow pudding) or Persian Saffron Rice pudding is a wonderful snack or dessert made with rice, and the holy trinity of Persian flavors: the aromatic rosewater, cardamom and last but not the least Saffron. Even thinking about it makes me smile! 😊 Continue reading “Persian Saffron Rice Pudding – Shole Zard”

Wonderful vegetarian snacks – Fava Beans

Now is the season for wonderful Fava Beans in Sweden. I remember the days back in 1966 when nobody used this excellent vegetable or knew about the wonderful effects of it in Sweden. Nowadays even swedes buy fresh fava beans… so we have come a long way. In Iran, fava beans are used either as snacks during summer and early autumn or used in vegetarian patties or in a wonderful risotto together with herbs.  I will blog about the risotto later. Continue reading “Wonderful vegetarian snacks – Fava Beans”

Rhubarb and strawberry delight!

You might find this odd but the Swedes eat different kind of fruit purées, (i.e. strawberry) together with milk as a snack or a light lunch during summer time. I think you call it “Fool”.
I definitely found it odd when I had it for the first time in 1966 – I considered it to be a dessert! But now after 53 years in Sweden, I just love it especially when we have a very hot summer day and I am not very hungry, it is indeed very refreshing. Continue reading “Rhubarb and strawberry delight!”

Sekanjebin (Persian mint syrup)

Something for both children and adults! In Iran, we are careful about what we eat in winter, spring, etc. When spring came, it was customary to offer salad (Romaine salad) with accessories. One of the accessories for the Romaine salad was just mint syrup. The other was a mixture of white wine vinegar and Angelika. Continue reading “Sekanjebin (Persian mint syrup)”