Sholeh-Zard (Persian/Iranian Dessert)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 40 mins

Very delicious dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash rice a few times until the water is clear, then drain.
  2. Add six times water and bring to a boil, removing the foam.
  3. When rice softens completely, add sugar and stir well.
  4. Dissolve saffron in half a cup of hot water and add to the mix.
  5. Heat up oil and also add to the mix.
  6. Add in most of the almonds and the rosewater.
  7. Stir well and cover.
  8. Cook in oven at low temperature for half an hour.
  9. Serve with pistachio, almond and cinnamon sprinkled on top.


Most Helpful

I've made this before. I added just a little bit of lime juice. We love this dessert.

littlemafia October 11, 2009

I made a different recipe for this and it was also without cardamom so I dont think it is forgotten texasgal #3, some recipes for this just dont have it included though I'm sure it would be good included. Also the recipe I followed added the rose water 30 minutes before the end of cooking and it turned out delicious anyway. I did not make this particular recipe so I wont star it as proportions are different.

UmmBinat September 19, 2009

You forgot ground kardamom and the rosewater needs to be added at the end . You do not cook the rice once you added the rosewater.

texasgal #3 July 23, 2009

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