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Tahchin Recipe

Tahchin Morgh Recipe (Crispy Persian Saffron Rice Cake)

Tahchin is one of the loveliest foods in Persian cuisine. It is crunchy, and children enjoy eating it. There are many recipes for Tahchin, and you can cook it with chicken, meat, or even vegetables. Also, you can have Tachin instead of rice and pour Khoresht on it. It is better not to mix meat or chicken with rice in this case. Many Khoresht recipes are on the Cooking County website like Khoresh Fesenjan and Khoresh Karafs. You can enjoy all of them with the delicious Tahchin. Follow me to get more information about this mouthwatering meal, and do not forget to try it once!

Tahchin ingredients

Tahchin is a saffron rice cake made from rice, yogurt, saffron, and egg. But it is better to mix it with other ingredients like chicken, meat, or vegetables like eggplant. It is your choice to choose one of them or combine them. Today I want to cook Tahchin Morgh or chicken Tahchin. We need these ingredients to cook our delicious food. You can see the amount of ingredients on the recipe card.

  1. Rice
  2. Saffron
  3. Yogurt
  4. Egg
  5. Vegetable oil
  6. Butter
  7. Chicken (every part can be used, but breast is more common)
  8. Onion
  9. Salt
  10. Black pepper
  11. Turmeric

How to cook Tahchin Morgh?

Cooking Tahchin has two steps. The first one is cooking the chicken, and the second step is preparing golden rice. Let us dive into the recipe.

How to cook chicken (Morgh)?

Bring a pan with four tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cut an onion into small pieces and then saute them. When the onion turns golden, add ½ tbsp turmeric, ½ tbsp salt, and ½ tsp black pepper. Place two pieces of chicken breasts on them. At last, add 2 tbsp bloomed saffron and cover the pan. Let it cook for about an hour with low heat.

How to make golden rice for Tahchin?

First of all, we need to wash and soak three cups of rice. Bring a pot of water, add salt into it, and heat it until boiling. Pour the water of rice. Then pour the soaked rice into the boiling water. When the rice comes up, turn the heat off. Pour the rice into the colander and splash cold water on them.

Persian tahchin

Bring a bowl. Pour 1.5 cups of yogurt, three eggs, ½ cup bloomed saffron, 1 tablespoon salt, and ¼ cup of vegetable oil into the bowl and mix them well. Then add parboiled rice to the mixture and mix them. Bring a pot and pour four tablespoons of vegetable oil into it. Pour half of the rice mixture into the pot. Slice the chicken into small pieces. Distribute the rice and then pour the remaining rice mixture on the chicken layer. Finally, place butter on the Tahchin. As your pot is more expansive, you will have more crunchy rice. Our Tahchin is ready to cook!

How to cook Tahchin Morgh in the oven?

Cover the pot with aluminum foil and make 4-6 holes in it. Heat the oven to 300 F / 150 C. Let the rice cook in the oven for an hour and then remove the foil. After an hour of cooking without foil, our Tahchin is ready! If your oven has a grill, turn the grill on for 20 minutes. Be careful not to burn it. It is better to check it after a while.

How to cook on the stove?

For making Tahchin on the stove:

  1. Cover the pan.
  2. At first, let the rice make steam for 5 minutes with high heat.
  3. Cook it for 2 hours on low heat.

Enjoy your dish!

How to serve?

tahchin recipe

Cut Tahchin into slices you prefer and serve it. Also, you can serve it with side dishes like yogurt, salad Shirazi, or fresh herbs (Sabzi Khordan).

You can garnish your food with barberries and pistachio slivers. Bon appetite!

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Tahchin Morgh Recipe (Crispy Persian Saffron Rice Cake)

Recipe by ShayanCourse: Main coursesCuisine: PersianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 
Calories

400

kcal

Tahchin is one of the loveliest foods in Persian cuisine. It is crunchy, and children enjoy eating it. There are many recipes for Tahchin, and you can cook it with chicken, meat, or vegetables.

Ingredients

  • Rice 3 cups,

  • Ground saffron, 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt, 1.5 cups

  • Egg, 3

  • Vegetable oil, 1/2 cups

  • Butter, 50 gr

  • Chicken (every part can be used, but breast is more common), 2 chicken breasts

  • Onion, 1 medium-size

  • Salt, 1.5 tablespoons

  • Black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric, 1/2 tablespoon

Directions

  • Chicken (Morgh)
  • Bring a pan with four tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Cut an onion into small pieces and then saute them.
  • Cut an onion into small pieces and then saute them.
  • Place two pieces of chicken breasts on them. (you can use every part of chicken prefer)
  • Add 2 tbsp bloomed saffron and cover the pan.
  • Let it cook for about an hour with low heat.
  • How to make golden rice for Tahchin?
  • Wash and soak Three cups of rice.
  • Bring a pot of water, add salt into it, and heat it until boiling.
  • Pour the water of rice. Then pour the soaked rice into the boiling water.
  • When the rice comes up, turn the heat off.
  • Pour the rice into the colander and splash cold water on them.
  • Bring a bowl. Pour 1.5 cups of yogurt, three eggs, ½ cup bloomed saffron, 1 tablespoon salt, and ¼ cup of vegetable oil into the bowl and mix them well.
  • Then add parboiled rice to the mixture and mix them.
  • Bring a pot and pour four tablespoons of vegetable oil into it.
  • Pour half of the rice mixture into the pot.
  • Slice the chicken into small pieces.
  • Distribute the rice and then pour the remaining rice mixture on the chicken layer.
  • Finally, place butter on the Tahchin.
  • As your pot is more expansive, you will have more crunchy rice. Our Tahchin is ready to cook!
  • Cook Tahchin Morgh in the oven
  • Cover the pot with aluminum foil and make 4-6 holes in it.
  • Heat the oven to 300 F / 150 C. Let the rice cook in the oven for an hour and then remove the foil.
  • After an hour of cooking without foil, our Tahchin is ready!
  • If your oven has a grill, turn the grill on for 20 minutes.
  • Be careful not to burn it. It is better to check it after a while.
  • Cook on the stove
  • Cover the pan.
  • At first, let the rice make steam for 5 minutes with high heat.
  • Cook it for 2 hours on low heat.
  • How to serve?
  • Cut Tahchin into slices you prefer and serve it.
  • You can serve it with side dishes like yogurt, salad Shirazi, or fresh herbs.

Notes

  • Garnish your food with barberries and pistachio slivers.

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