Persian Rice Pie (Tah Chin)
Tips: Dried Barberries: These berries have a lemony, sweet-sour tang. Use it up: Swap for currants or dried sour cherries.
Dried Sour Cherries: Also known as dried tart cherries, they have a lip-puckering flavor. Use it up: Stir into granola or oatmeal.
Saffron: These crimson-colored threads are the delicate stigmas of the saffron crocus flower. They lend a vivid golden hue and rich floral flavor. About 90 percent of saffron comes from Iran. Use it up: Add to risotto, rice pudding or paella.
1 1/2 starch, 1/2 whole milk, 2 lean protein, 2 1/2 fat