To help us learn more about Persian (a.k.a. Iranian) food, we turned to culinary authority Najmieh Batmanglij. In addition to insight on Persian culinary traditions, she provided us with recipes from her book New Food of Life.
You may place the barberries in the rice and steam them together but the color of barberries will not be as red as when you layer them with the rice at the last minute.
If using fresh barberries, clean by removing the stems and rinse with cold water.
© 2007 From New Food of Life by Najmieh Batmanglij by permission of Mage Publishers