Darshana Thacker Wendel
Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com and follow her on Instagram for more.see more from this author
I made this recipe, and I cooked it as long as it said, plus about 10 additional minutes to try and get the rice soft. My rice is still a bit crunchy. So I think the next time I make this I will pre-cook the brown rice.
Can this be made in an Instant Pot?
Yes, I made it in insta pot. leave out 1 cup of milk. Pressure Porridge for 28 minutes and then let natural release. Then add the 1 cup of milk that is left and the rest of the ingredients.
Lovely flavor! Rich and decadent. I’m going to start out with cooked brown rice next time so it doesn’t take forever and just reduce the liquid amounts.
We have nut allergies here too and the dish is still good without nuts
Do you have to use the saffron at all?
Is there a substitute for the almonds and pistachios? Allergic to both.
I’ve usually seen nuts more as garnish.
If you can have them, hazelnuts work well, as do pecans, cashews or walnuts.
After that I’d look to seeds, added at the end or in the bowl, for crunch. Pumpkin, chia, sesame.
Is there a substitute for saffron?
Leave it out. I’m an Indian and in my house we use either (or all) of:
– nutmeg (small amount of grated sliver)
Traditionally the dish uses dairy milk, white rice, no dates.
I substituted saffron with turmeric and it was delicious
Can you tell me what the nutritional information is for this dish? Including calories in serving size please. Thanks so much
They don’t really do that on this site. The aim is that if you eat mostly plants, you don’t have to count calories. If you eat a wide variety of plants, including beans, you don’t have to worry about nutrition because you’ll get enough.
total bliss and i don’t even love raisins