I’ve been dying to use this spice mix since I got here in Prince Rupert. I bought it from the Thirsty Camel in Nanaimo before I moved. I don’t usually buy meal mix thingys and I definitely wouldn’t see much worth in blogging about it if I did but this one is so so special. The Thirsty Camel make their own spice mix and it’s amazingly fresh and rich. If you can get your hands on this mix, you won’t regret it. (Hey, maybe a giveaway is in order with my next mail order…)

You really can do anything with this mix. (The instructions are on the back of the package and their website) Make rice, crust meat… I sauted veggies, added the mix and then the rice and let it do it’s thing. I wasn’t disappointed and neither was my family. I’ll share what I did this night.

Persian Spice Rice

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped into half moons
  • 1 Zucchini, shredded
  • 1 Carrot, shredded
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, diced
  • 6 tbsp Persian Spice mix
  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 5 cups Water
  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed skillet. Add onion and cook a minute or so. Add the zucchini, carrot and yellow pepper and saute until softened and golden on the edges.
  2. Add Persian Spice Mix and cook another minute while stirring.
  3. Add rice and water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until rice is cooked.

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6 Responses to Persian Rice

  1. Karen Ann says:

    Mmm.. Will have to try that one. We have the Moroccan Spice mix and it is also delicious.. a little spicy sometimes but delicious.

  2. Tonib says:

    This recipe looks increible! I am vegetarian and am always on the lookout for good recipes. I am trying to source the Persian Spice here in Oz and think I may have found a comparable one. Can you tell me if these are the same type of ingredients as listed on yours – Contains: pepper, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, salt, amchur. Thanks a million!

  3. Annie says:

    Mmmm… that sounds good too… This Persian Rice mix doesn’t share the whole ingredient list unfortunately. (Herbs and spices, almonds, raisins, dried vegetables, pine nuts, sunflower oil, sea salt.) I was thinking a while back about doing a giveaway the next time I bought some… just sayin’….

  4. Tonib says:

    Wow that Persian Spice mix sounds sooo yummy. When you buy it do you have to buy it in person or can you purchase it long distance? I hopped on their website but cannot find a contact email address? I’m desperate to get hold of it and make this dish, I think my fussy toddler would just love it!

  5. Tonib says:

    Duh, I found their email address, I went back and had another look. Fingers crossed they will ship OS.

  6. Annie says:

    You could also consider contacting Ilan (the owner) through facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47897705805

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