This recipe was inspired by ingredients rather than a particular dish, but it is strongly influenced by my exposure to Moroccan and Middle Eastern recipes. I bought sumac for the first time when I started noticing it in Ottolenghi cookbooks. Sumac is a beautiful red color, and is tangy, without the acidity that citrus has.
Chicken and rice casserole was one of my favorite childhood dinners. This is sort of a grown-up spin, but still very much kid-friendly. Phillie loves it! This dish comes together easily, and is loaded with the beautiful tang of lemon, plenty of garlic, and the unique flavor of saffron. I am a big fan of