This is a traditional Persian dish, very delicious and recipe is simple and easy to follow:
1 cup rice
9 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 tsp saffron
1 cup rosewater
2 pods cardamom
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Cinnamon & slivered pistachios for garnish
Saffron: Grind Saffron and add 2 table spoons of hot and boiled water to it and set it aside for later use.
Crush the two cardamoms and place in one cup of rosewater, set aside for later use.
3 Cups long grain Basmati Rice
2tbs cooking oil
1 Large onion
1 cup of Barberries(Zershak), washed and rinsed
1/2tsp Saffron, finely grounded
1 tsp sugar
6 Pieces of chicken( We can use Drumsticks, thigh and breast)
salt and pepper
Saffron: Get 2ts water and boil it in clear glass or a mug and add 1/2 finely grounded Saffron (recommended Saffron USA) and set it on a side for later.
Rice: Wash up Rice 4 times or more and let it be soaked for longer time, preferably 2 hours before cooking. It makes the rice come out longer and better.