Saffron Rice Or Tacheen

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A requested recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse rice several times.
  2. Cook rice in rice cooker or put rice in medium sauce pan along with 2 1/2 cups of water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer with the pan covered about 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is firm, but not mushy.
  4. Pour out any remaining water (if any) and set aside.
  5. Beat the eggs, yogurt, saffron water, and oil together.
  6. It should look like a creamy yellow sauce.
  7. Add rice and stir until all rice is coated with sauce.
  8. Turn into a 2 quart greased pyrex bowl or a 9 x 9 glass baking dish.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
  10. Let cool about 10 minutes.
  11. Loosen sides and invert onto serving dish.
  12. The outside will be a nice brown.
  13. Garnish with green and red grapes or lettuce or anything else you might wish.


Most Helpful

Sorry, but this was flat to me. I think it at least needs salt. Perhaps I should have known to cook the rice with salted water?

DonnaR August 19, 2002

Married to an Iranian, I have been cooking Persian meals for many years. Your recipe is exactly like mine except that I add a little salt when cooking the rice. I must say this was simply delicious. Mamnoon

lindak748 September 25, 2007

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