Persian Rice (Tahdig)- Our Version
1 ¼ cups basmati rice
3 tbsp full fat greek yogurt
4 tbsp good butter (salted) or a combo of butter and neutral oil
½ tsp saffron threads
¼ c sea salt
Rinse basmati rice until water runs clear and starch is removed, about 4-5 times. Soak rice in warm water for 30 minutes, set aside.
Boil 2 quarts of water with all the sea salt (saltier than the saltiest seawater!). Add rice and boil for 5-6 minutes, until