Rice is the most common item in Iranian cuisine. They love rice and use it in almost every dish. They cook rice, mixed with lots of things: lentils, mung beans, tomatoes, cherries, saffron and dried or fresh vegetables. But the most luxurious Iranian rice dish is the famous traditional food of Qazin, Gheymeh Nesar.
This dish is a festival of colors and a fiesta of tastes.The rice is cooked to perfection, then gets mixed with meat, saffron, barberries, julienned orange zest, along with sliced nuts like almonds and pistachios. It’s commonly seasoned with salt and black pepper and some special Persian spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cumin. It’s a special dish for parties and gatherings and you can find and taste Gheymeh Nesar in Qazvin’s friendly homes and local restaurants.