Persian Rice (Tahdig)

Persian Rice (Tahdig)

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Once you’ve tried Persian Rice (tahdig), you’ll never go back to any other kind of rice. Because it’s made with butter and coconut oil, this rice dish tastes like movie theater popcorn. It’s perfect with kabobs or other Middle Eastern dishes.

Persian Rice (Tahdig)

The first time I had Persian Rice (tahdig), it was made for me by my best friend, Maryam. She emigrated from Iran to the USA 5 years ago (she’s becoming an American citizen this month).

My best friend, Maryam
My best friend, Maryam

Maryam is like a sister to me (her name is the same as my name, Ann Marie, in Persian). She is the most wonderful cook. My son, Oliver, is spoiled by her cooking.

Maryam and Oliver
Maryam and Baby Oliver

I’m sure Persian food will always be his comfort food. (Just like Texan food is mine.) I promise to share more of her recipes on the blog in the future.

Persian Rice (tahdig)

I like to make Persian Rice (tahdig) and grill chicken kabobs outside in the summertime. I will post that recipe soon.

Maryam at Big Bear
Maryam on our ski vacation at Big Bear

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