Persian rice dish served at special occasions, especially weddings. The name means “jeweled rice” and refers to browning the rice until a golden crust is formed and incorporating gem-colored fruits and vegetables. Recipes usually call for Basmati Rice, almonds, pistachios, orange peel, carrot and chopped dried fruit—especially Barberries—but cherries, apricots, golden raisins, or cranberries may be used. Saffron and a Persian spice mixture called Advieh flavor the dish.

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