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!

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