Rice is the main part of most Persian dishes and can be cooked and served in different methods and with different ingredients. Dami is one of these methods. In Farsi ”Dami” is steamed rice and Gojeh Farangi is Tomato. So Dami Gojeh Farangi is steamed rice mixed with tomatoes. This really easy-to-make dish can be a satisfying yet delicious option for vegetarians.
What are the Ingredients?
- 3 cups Persian rice
- 7-8 big-size tomatoes
- 1 big onion
- 2-3 medium size potatoes
- 1tbs turmeric
- 1tbs pepper
- 3tbs salt
- vegetable oil
- 2-3 cups water or vegetable stock
|Preparation time: 15 minutes||Cooking time: 70 minutes||Cooking method: cooking|
|Cooking Skills: Easy||Meal: Lunch/dinner||Suitable for: 4 people|
How to prepare Dami Gojeh Farangi?
Step 1: Preparing Ingredients
Rinse and soak the rice for at least 2 hours (do not soak in salted water).
Dice the onion.
Dice the potatoes.
Dice the tomatoes or mash them using a food processor.
Step 2: Preparing Tomatoes
Pour some oil into a pot and saute the chopped onions for a few minutes.
Add the diced potatoes, and stir fry for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
Add the turmeric, salt, and pepper and mix well.
Add the diced tomatoes and put the lid on. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes until the tomato slices are mashed. It should be like a thick sauce.
Step 3: Cooking Rice
Add 2-3 cups of water to the tomatoes and bring them to a boil. Now drain the rice and put it into the pot. Let it simmer until the excess water is almost evaporated. The rice grain must be “al dente” which is firm in the center and soft on the outside. The amount of water you need to use depends on how juicy the tomatoes are. Add some water if needed.
When all the excess water is drained, use a skimmer to shape the rice as a pyramid, wrap the lid with a clean cotton towel and cover the pot. Let it cook for 45 minutes.
Step 4: Serve
Scoop Dami Gojeh into a big platter, and shape a pyramid.
Serve this dish with Shirazi Salad, Torshi(pickles), or Mast-o-khiar ( yogurt and cucumber mixture).
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