I went to a couple stores late this afternoon looking for some cardamom pods since I didn't have any luck on Sunday. Finally found some after the third store!
I needed to find them for the recipe tonight - I could have used ground cardamom, but wanted the flavor punch you can get from the encased seeds. This is the dish where we used the saffron. A mix of basmatic rice, red lentils, and fresh orange juice mixed very will and really gave the meal a refreshing taste. Carrots lent a nice sweetness with chicken being added in for some protein and spinach for additional flavor/color. The serving size was pretty generous for a CL recipe.