Moulded Rice

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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Tachin is a version of the above. The lady who wrote out this recipe for me fifteen years ago also noted that it was the most famous and traditional of Iranian dishes. The quantity of rice is large by British standards. It could be halved. The chicken could be roasted, boiled or sautéed.


  • 4 teacups (1 kg/2 lb) basmati rice
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Prepare the rice according to the recipe for chilau. Skin and bone the chicken and cut it into pieces. Mix the yoghourt and beaten eggs together (the eggs prevent the yoghourt from curdling) and add salt and pepper. Put the saffron pistils and sugar in a cup and grind them together with the back of a spoon, then add a few drops of boiling water and