This is so beautiful. We grew up with a sour cherry tree in the backyard, so I have a huge soft spot for them, though of course as a kid I thought they were the cruelest thing ever because they LOOKED like a perfectly delicious cherry but tasted caustic. Now I love them.
Perfect colors! The saffron, cherries and syrup made this such a sophisticated and “classy” dish to look at as well – I like the bold combination of dark hue of red, and golden yellow.
I can also “smell” the lingering fragrance in your kitchen.
Now I cannot eat this :(…I can only find the nearest indian restaurant nearby, eat the saffron rice, think of your Persian Sour Cherry Saffron Rice, and imagine I’m eating Persian Sour Cherry Saffron Rice. :O
Yum, this looks so good *pulls out padof paper* “note to self, MAKE THIS!”.
As for the talents, I can’t wiggle my ears :(, but I have super strong toes too. I’ve never tried strangling a snake with them :) but I can carry around a 10lb dumbbell with my toes (and I can’t find anyone else who can lol)
That looks amazing and I want some now! Question, though, what would your super-hero costume look like? My 5 year old is way into super-heroes and I think he could help design something for you. With a cape. And toes strangling a snake.
this is one of my husband’s FAVORITE persian dishes. i’m half persian but didn’t spend a lot of time with that part of my family, so i’m very glad to see this recipe! i’m going to have to try this out with a good chicken kebab recipe soon!
Melinda- Oh, I totally forgot the garnish on the dish! Crispy pig ears!
Deb- I didn’t like them either when I was little. Our neighbor had the tree and we used to pick the cherries and stick’em in our ears and up our noses. Mom always thought we had bloody noses. Wow. that was gross.
Tiger- are you allergic to cherries?
Tartlette- now I just need to come up with a way to make my talents useful
Stephanie – 10lb dumbell!?!?! (searching house for dumbell)
Mandy- Awww…shucks Mandy. Thanks!
Lynn- My superhero costume would probably have to be an apron with BIG pockets to stuff leftover doggie bags in!
A cape would definitely add the superhero credibility factor! Wonder Woman had a cape!!
Ashley – Oh please share your chicken kabob recipe!
No no no…I’m not! I’m not allergic to anything edible. ;p
I cannot eat this because I won’t be cooking this (for a while I guess) – no saffron …how to cook this? :( …so until I buy saffron, I can only do what I have originally dream about – eat “A”, imagine and think of “B” while I eat “A”, and assume I’m eating “B”. So sad.
oh my, it sounds so delicious! actually, all the last something like five or six posts made me drool! ;] (i have been catching up on my favorite blogs…been working too much to read them all!) the cherries sound really good…the ‘bottomless belly babe’ thing made me laugh out loud!
That looks absolutely divine! Whilst I’m usually not keen on sweet rice dishes, going by the flavorings involved in this one, I think if that were anywhere near me I’d be in danger of hoovering the entire pot by myself! Yeouch!
You had me at “sour cherry.”
Wow, I’ve never heard of this dish but I am going to be craving it until I either make it or find a restaurant that will do it for me. I’ve not had a lot of Persian food, but everything I’ve had I’ve adored–it fits my palate perfectly–and this looks right up my alley, crispy rice on the bottom and all.
PS. Nice stove:-)
I loved your recipe, when I lived in Teheran I’d go to La Residence (maybe not there any longer), and I’d have this dish with either Chelo kebab or chicken. mmm, now I ive in America and planted my own cherry tree two years ago and I have, as of this morning, 5 kilos of cherries so far. So, I’m on my way to cooking one of my favourite dishes from Iran.
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OMG…that looks amazing!! (I must admit I’m having trouble typing for fear that I may drool on my keyboard!) This is my favorite Persian dish, and I’ve been looking for a recipe for forever…you’re my hero! I live in Glendale, CA – so I’m so exited that I’ll be able to find the ingredients for this rice. :)
Nikki- LOL! don’t drool on keyboard! You could short it out! I used to live right near Glendale in Highland Park. There was a Persian restaurant in Glendale that I used frequent years ago. (sigh) ahhhh…memories….
i made this last week and wanted to thank you again for posting the recipe – it was divine! my husband said that he felt like he was in the restaurant that made him fall in love with sour cherry rice :)