Basmati rice is first cooked, mixed with apricots, onion, saffron, cinnamon, and then fried to get a nice crust. Pomegranate seeds give color and sassiness.
Andreas Viestad is an expert in Nordic cooking and culture and host of the internationally broadcasted television show New Scandinavian Cooking. His recipes have been published in several magazines, including Gourmet, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. Viestad opened St. Lars, a restaurant focused on produce and inventive cooking techniques, in Oslo in 2010.