Persian Tahdig Rice
Instead of butter, you can use 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
This rice goes with my ghormeh sabzi recipe. Other traditional Persian side dishes include 1) chilled, fresh, whole radishes in lightly salted water; 2) white onions cut into eighths and large sprigs of fresh basil (served with pita bread and butter) and 3) peeled, sliced baby cucumbers tossed with a mild yogurt and chopped fresh dill, salt, and pepper to taste. A proper Persian dinner is never served without one or more of these table garnishes.