Every single time I serve this dish, the compliments come pouring in. It’s a true delight for the senses: It looks absolutely beautiful with its deeply saturated brown exterior and colorful medley of rice, smells heavenly, and the best part is the moist and tender meat.
The key ingredient is the tart pomegranate molasses, which provides a perfect contrast to the sweet dried fruit and honey. Pomegranate molasses is typically used in Middle Eastern cooking, especially in Persian recipes. It's made of pomegranate juice that has been reduced to a thick syrup, with or without sugar. Either way, it packs a tart, refreshing flavor.