Tahchin is a saffron rice cake made from Persian rice, yogurt, saffron, and egg. But it is better to mix it with other ingredients like chicken, meat, or vegetables like eggplant.



Bring a pan with four tablespoons of vegetable oil. 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.

Golden rice

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. 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.


  • 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