Tahdig – Crispy Rice!


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


  1. 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. 

  2. Boil 2 quarts of water with all the sea salt (saltier than the saltiest seawater!). Add rice and boil for 5-6 minutes, until