Crunchy Baked Saffron Rice with Barberries (Tachin)
Crunchy Baked Saffron Rice with Barberries (Tachin)
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    This crispy baked Persian rice is often layered with meat, dried fruit, spices, and presented in a rectangular shape. We omitted the meat to keep things simple and went with a round shape to change things up. Rinse the rice to keep it from getting gummy, and parboil it so it will be soft and tender after baking. The yogurt, eggs, and oil are what create the golden color and crispy texture, which will have you coming back for bite after bite.

    Ingredients

    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
    • 2 cups basmati rice
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1/2 cup dried barberries or 1 cup dried tart cherries
    • 1 teaspoon rose water (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon saffron threads, finely ground
    • 3 large egg yolks
    • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt (not Greek)
    • 1/2 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil, plus more for dish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 825 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 36 g 55.44%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 39.36%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 25 mg 8.42%
    • Sodium: 994 mg 41.4%
    • Calcium: 64 mg 6.44%
    • Potassium: 5 mg 0.13%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.13%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 106 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.05%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 19 g
    • Vitamin A 6.07%
    • Vitamin C 0.23%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch6
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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