Ever since watching Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on Netflix a few years ago, I’ve wanted to make her Persian-ish rice with tahdig. Although simple ingredient-wise, the process is somewhat intimidating. I decided to give Samin’s recipe a try over the weekend with my mom while visiting home and to our surprise, the rice turned out incredibly fluffy and flavorful, with a perfectly golden and crispy crust. Guess we’ll just call it beginner’s luck?!