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  1. Renee
    January 6, 2013

    A beautiful dish and I love saffron and turmeric. Glad to see you back joining in Sunday Supper and tackling your culinary bucket list.
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  2. Katie
    January 6, 2013

    Wow – this looks and sounds incredible! I have to try it….
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  3. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
    January 6, 2013

    Samantha that is the coolest looking recipe I’ve seen in awhile. I definitely want to try this and cannot get over how beautiful the end result is. Great job on crossing something off your bucket list.
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  4. Jen @ Juanita’s Cocina
    January 6, 2013

    I’ve seen this done before, and I’m enthralled. Yours is gorgeous!
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  5. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    January 6, 2013

    I like any recipe with the word persian in it, it sounds so exotic and spicy. I´ve never seen this rice but it´s going into my bucket list. That crunchy bottom, reminds me of paella! Amazing!
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  6. Chris Baccus
    January 6, 2013

    Amazing. What a beautiful crust. I must try this like now.
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  7. Tara
    January 6, 2013

    Isn’t that cool, I have never seen anything like it!! I will have to try this recipe!!

  8. Susan
    January 6, 2013

    Besides being stunning, who doesn’t love crispy rice? I think I need to give this a go, I do have saffron in my pantry!
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  9. Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba)
    January 6, 2013

    AMazing! It doesn’t burn?
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  10. Family Foodie
    January 6, 2013

    You have completely outdone yourself with this one Sam! Wow, Wow, Wow…. added to my bucket list!

  11. sunithi
    January 6, 2013

    Love Persian rice. Never tried making it though. this looks like a great recipe to try. Love the color :)
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  12. The Wimpy Vegetarian
    January 6, 2013

    This looks fantastic! I love, love , love this one. Pinned!
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  13. Hezzi-D
    January 6, 2013

    What a beautiful looking rice dish! I’ve never heard of this dish but it looks lovely!

  14. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    January 6, 2013

    oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh – I LOVE this! Chinese people have a word for the crispy rice at the bottom of the pot too. It has always my favourite part to eat. As a kid, I’d pick it off the bottom (only after fighting with my sisters to see who would get the biggest piece) and then dip it into the sauce of whatever dishes we were eating that night. I’ve never heard of tah-dig but I definitely want to make this. Your crust looks so golden and perfect – I can just imagine that satisfying crunch of sinking one’s teeth into it.
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  15. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    January 6, 2013

    I’ve never had persian rice but you’ve totally convinced me to try it out!
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  16. Megan – I Run For Wine
    January 7, 2013

    I have never heard of this but now I want it and I must try this recipe! Awesome, thank you for sharing!
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  17. Jennie @themessybakerblog
    January 7, 2013

    Sam, I want to dig into that crispy layer so bad. This dish looks amazing!

  18. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
    January 7, 2013

    I HAVE to try is. I’ve never heard f it, but I always get some crispy rice in the bottom of my risky dink rice cooker, and that is my favorite part. And now adding saffron. Oh boy! Pinning is one.
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  19. Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite
    January 8, 2013

    You have no idea how much this rice was made for me. When I was little I use to ask my mom if I could help clean up after dinner when she made rice. She thought I was being kind but I had an ulterior motive, I wanted to help clean the rice maker and pick off the cripy rice from the bottom of the pan. Until I saw your teaser photo I had no idea there was a dish like this but I can promise you I will be making this very soon. I even have a wonderful stash of saffron.
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  20. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
    January 8, 2013

    Beautiful rice dish, wow! Love it! I love how different it is! :) Did you come up with this whole culinary bucket list thing? If so, thank you!!!
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  21. Cindys Recipes
    January 9, 2013

    Love the color. I like the towel technique!
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  22. Sarah
    January 10, 2013

    Korean have a very similiar dish called noorungi. We sometimes add it to hot water and make sort of a congi dish. Where did you first try this dish? I have never heard of it in other cultures but I am so glad somebody else thought of crispy rice because it’s my favorite thing in the whole entire world..
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    • Samantha
      Samantha
      January 11, 2013

      Ohhh will you make the Korean style one??! I’ve heard of Tah-dig for a while and a lot of Persians I know grew up on it, so I thought I’d research it and make it. It’s really common in their culture (I’m not Persian) but probably has different flavors, wich saffron and turmeric. I’d LOVE to see the Korean version!

  23. Stacey
    October 8, 2013

    You should try making Ghormeh Sabzi with Tahdig.

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      October 8, 2013

      Oh that looks wonderful!! I think I will! Thank you for the suggestion!

  24. Aliza e
    February 7, 2014

    I followed the recipe exactly and my rice burned. It was nowhere near 35 min. I think med high heat is too much and it doesn’t need so long. argh. All that time and effort wasted. So frustrated as I was really excited to serve this.

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      February 7, 2014

      Hi Aliza! Well tahdig literally means “bottom of the pot” where the crunchy burnt pieces are..which is the most prized part of it! So is it too burnt at the point of being inedible or is the rice still crispy/burnt? There should be a good crust which is what the higher heat will do. Please try it again and let me know if you have any more questions!

  25. Janie
    March 4, 2014

    Nice recipe, but as far as I know this is Indian rice not Persian. Persian cooking does not involve a lot of turmeric or saffron. Well at least not in my Persian household.

    • Samantha
      Samantha
      March 4, 2014

      Hi Janie! Thanks for the tip…I have seen other preparations with the saffron and thought the turmeric would be a nice touch as well. I actually did not know that Indian had a similar rice dish!? Would love to look that up!

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