Spicy Rice with Fish Crust

Tahandaz-e Mahi


Preparation info

  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Growing up in Tehran, I was not familiar with spicy rice from this part of Iran, but I love the flavor. I adapted this recipe from one by Raviyeh Daryanavardi in Qeshm, where we made this dish together.



  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½


  1. For the dusting: Combine all the ingredients for the dusting and mix well. Dust the fish on both sides with this mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. For the rice: In a large nonstick pot, add 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons salt and the