I would, without a doubt, make any recipe on this list any day of the week. The food was fast, it was soaked in butter, and it was as good as any other country we’ve tried so far.
Food Fact from Jenny:
Rice and bread are the staple foods of the Iranians which they eat with meat and vegetable dishes along with herbs and yogurt. [source] So delicious and refreshing!
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2 hours 3 people
Dinner is served!
The yogurt drink tasted like an Eric smoothie. Which Jenny appreciated slightly less.
The crispy rice soaked in butter went quickly.
One of the many batches of eggplant that went into the stew.
The bowl of fried eggplant shrank rapidly. Because Jenny thought we didn’t notice.
So much eggplant to fry.
Beef frying in butter, olive oil, and onions. Everything you could want in life.
Split peas accompanied the beef and eggplant.
Then tomatoes joined in.
And the pot continues to grow…
The eggplant stew alone could have easily fed twelve of us!
Jenny frying extra batches of eggplant!
Chicken thighs browning in butter and olive oil.
The cake gets a layer of apples topped with cinnamon and brown sugar.
The apple cake is nearly done.
Burners were in high demand, but we got a lot done in two hours.
Mixing a bit of yogurt and turmeric into our rice.
Mixing, mixing, mixing…
Crispy, golden rice.
Special guest Lilly, flipping rice like a pro.
For garnish. Eric loves these.
These photos are making me hungry again.
Good job, Iran! You’re nailing it.