This is one of a variety of Iranian rice dishes which could be eaten as a vegetarian meal or with chicken or beef on the side. It is not that hard to make and again, its ingredients can keep for a long time, so it’s a great meal to make when your refrigerator is empty. Dampokhtak is traditionally eaten with Torshi or Salad, not really needing anything else. It is mostly a winter meal because in the older times, when fresh vegetables were not available year-round, dried beans were used more frequently in the winter menu.
Here’s a video clip which explains how to make Dampokhtak. I would only add that if you don’t have time, you don’t really have to soak the rice. Enjoy!