Rhonda's Iranian Rice

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Dienia B.

When I was young, I had a friend married to an Iranian fellow. She made this and it was great. She used the big can of tomato paste not the little can and it was pretty tomato-y. Make sure it's well greased, cause the rice can stick. Cook on low.

Top Review by tankgrrl13

This was REALLY good! My kids were impressed with the presentation of it and both of them at this right up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown onions and green beans in skillet. Brown hamburger and drain.
  2. Boil 3-quart pan of water for rice; add rice and cook 10 minutes. Drain rice and rinse with lukewarm water.
  3. Meanwhile, add meat to vegetables with tomato paste and spices. Simmer till thick.
  4. In tall pan, pour oil in bottom of pan. Spray sides heavily with Pam. Start layering with rice on bottom, then hamburger mixture; repeat.
  5. Put wet dish rag around rim and put lid on tight. Cook on low heat for 25 minutes. Place in cold water to unmold on plate.

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