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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Rice                             Beans
                 Vegetarian                       Oriental
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/3   c            Dried red kidney beans
      1/2   lb           Carrots, cut into 1/4-in
      1/2   ts           Sugar
    5       tb           Corn oil
    4 1/4   c            Water
    2       c            Raw rice, covered with
                         -lightly salted water
                         -for 1/2 hour
    1       md           Potato, peeled and cut into
      1/4                -in thick slices
    1       tb           Water
      1/2   ts           Ground cinnamon
   There are variations of variations in the artful
   combinations of Persian rice.  Here is one that, with
   very few ingredients, manages to encompass a wide
   range of seasonings and flavors.
   1.  Cover the beans with water and soak them
   overnight.  Drain.  Cover the beans with water again
   and cook, covered, over moderate heat until they are
   soft but still whole, about 1/2 hour.  Drain and set
   2.  Put the carrots, sugar, 1 tablespoon of the oil,
   and 1/4 cup of the water into a pan and cook over low
   heat for 5 minutes, or until the liquid evaporates.
   Be careful not to burn the carrots.  Set aside.
   3.  Bring the remaining 4 cups of water to a boil in a
   pan.  Drain nearly all the water from the rice and add
   the rice to the boiling water. Cover the pan and cook
   over moderate heat for 10 minutes. Drain, run the rice
   under cold water, and drain again.
   4.  Put 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil in a pan
   large enough to spread out the potato slices flat on
   its bottom.  Sprinkle over this the 1 tablespoon of
   water.  All the other ingredients are to be added in
   layers as follows: Add 1/2 cup of the rice over the
   potatoes. Cover this with the carrots and a few
   sprinkling of the cinnamon. Cover with the beans.
   Continue in this manner, one layer after another,
   ending with beans. Sprinkle cinnamon lightly over each
   layer. Shape the top layer into a pyramid.
   5.  Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 10
   minutes.  Sprinkle the balance of the oil (2
   tablespoons) over the top and cover the pan with paper
   kitchen towels and the pan cover.  Continue to cook
   over low heat for 15 minutes more.  The rice, carrots,
   and beans will be cooked through and the potato and
   oil will develop their own crisp crust on the bottom.
   Serve warm.  Serve 4 to 6 with other dishes.
   Recipe:  “Sephardic Cooking” by Copeland Mark -- 600
   Recipes Created in Exotic Sephardic Kitchens from
   Morocco to India -- Copyright 1992 Published by Donald
   I. Fine, Inc., New York, N.Y.
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