This recipe is time consuming (mostly passive time thank goodness) and there are many steps to follow. However, if you follow the directions carefully you'll have a truly magical dish for center stage on your dining table. I cannot get Persian rice here which is really unfortunate. Basmati rice was substituted but I am wondering if maybe a medium grain rice is better...? A non-stick pan is ideal to avoid the rice sticking to the bottom. To serve, I placed a serving platter over the top of the pan then carefully (very carefully I must stress!) inverted. Used the recommended advieh recipe you suggested, too. Don't skip any steps and don't omit any ingredients. To accompany baked fish, Salad With Radish and Green Onions and Steamed Asparagus With Orange Butter Sauce. Thank you very much, UmmBinat for sharing this recipe! Reviewed for NA*ME tag and Veg Tag/March.