Jewel-Toned Sweet and Savory Basmati Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit

Jewel-Toned Sweet and Savory Basmati Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate is an impressive-looking side dish that’s easy to make and pairs well with just about anything!

Jewel-Toned Sweet and Savory Basmati Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate 1

I grew up with traditional holiday side dishes like mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, and green bean casserole. They were ubiquitous at every holiday dinner, and I (more or less) enjoyed them all. These are the classics that, for me, harken back to my first holiday memories, so they’ll always feel special, but now I’m ready for a little bit of a change.

Or at the very least, I’m ready to incorporate a couple fresh new side dish ideas into the collection of classics. Are you with me?

Share on Pinterest
Share with your friends










Submit

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce + Hazelnut

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce and Hazelnut

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, if you’re anything like me, I bet you’ve been scouring the internet for new side dish ideas. Of course there are the ever-present sides on our holiday table, like butternut squash puree, some variant of stuffing (cornbread-based stuffing seems to be everyone’s favorite), and some form of bean casserole (usually green bean casserole, but for some reason that hasn’t been such a hit for the past couple of years). And Brussels sprouts, which is my dad’s contribution to our meal; my mom hates them and refuses to go near them, but since they’re a favorite of his, my dad takes on […]...

Read More →

How to Make Butternut Squash Purée

easybutternutpuree

When I was a kid, every Thanksgiving I tried to hide from my mom the fact that my plate was bereft of squash. (Not veggies, mind you, just squash…the nemesis to my 10-year-old self.) My mom didn’t miss a beat though. Before I knew what had happened, she’d have spooned a “no thank you” helping onto my plate that to me felt very much like a “thank you, I loved it so much I think I’ll take seconds”-sized helping. Now I do love squash and don’t mind a second helping....

Read More →

Mushrooms in Cream

DSC_4546(small)

Mushrooms in Cream Over Risotto When I’m in the mood for mushrooms, garlic and thyme is usually my favorite way to go.  In this recipe, I took it to the next step flavor-wise, by deglazing the pan with white wine and adding cream....

Read More →

Creamed Onions

IMG_0325 (Small)

One of the perks of food blogging is all the creative and thoughtful gifts that people bestow once they find out about your blog. I’ve received wonderful things like fresh, home-grown produce, exotic spices, and unique baked goods (you wouldn’t believe how tasty potato chip cookies are!). Despite all these treats, I think my favorite gifts are heirloom recipes. This particular recipe is a holiday tradition that comes from my grandfather on my mom’s side....

Read More →