Saffron Rice Pudding

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  • Serves


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    • Ready in

      1 hr 25

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

Nearly every culture has an adaptation of this ancient rice dish. This delicate and creamy version is inspired by two different Persian rice puddings: shir berenj and shollehzard. The former has a topping of honey or jam; the latter incorporates saffron. In Iran, a person will serve this dish to give thanks for their good fortune or to honour the departed.