Kufteh Berenji – Rice and fava bean meatballs

Kufteh is the term Iranians use to describe meatballs. However, unlike meatballs from most other cultures, Persian meatballs are not primarily about the meat! As a matter of fact, most Persian meatballs incorporate many other elements. A variety of grains including rice, as well as a wide range of beans and lentils, fresh herbs, nuts…

Shiveed Baghaleh Polo – Fresh fava bean and dill rice pilaf

This is one of many mixed rice dishes in Persian cuisine, and I would say my all-time favorite! The second favorite being Zereshk Polo, rice with barberries, and saffron. This rice dish is typically served with stewed beef or lamb as well as roasted or stewed chicken with the usual Persian spice mixture called advieh…