A process that involves soaking, parboiling and steaming results in lovely, tender rice in this recipe from Silk Road Vegetarian by Dahlia Abraham-Klein (Tuttle). This process will add two hours of inactive soaking time to your preparations. Paper toweling helps with the steaming, so have some on hand. The tardegih—the crispy crust that forms at the bottom of the pot—is a delicious, sought-after treat.
This flavorful rice dish is a modern take on traditional Bukharian Sabbath rice. The recipe, which is from Silk Road Vegetarian by Dahlia Abraham-Klein (Tuttle), was a weekly favorite in Abraham-Klein’s home when she was a child. Her adaptation calls for a slow cooker, which is a perfect solution for the Sabbath.