It didn't even go to a vote. I had to go for Iran for this instalment of Shayan's global cooking challenge.
I = Iran
Iran = Chelow Kebab (Rice with Shish Kebab)
The national dish is something I have made many times before and it is a tasty dish. I love this dish but my parents always make it so much better than I can and especially when it is on the barbecue too. So I took advantage of the Iranian new year celebrations and made this dish with my parents.
Minced meat, onions, salt and pepper and a hint of sumac. All this mixed together on some skewers and over the heat. I was a bit lazy on this one as my Dad did most of the work (all of it), but why mess with the best and ruin food for the family.
Along with this, comes rice, done properly and with some tadeek (cripsy rice) this national dish is one of my most favourite dishes of all time across all cuisines. Simply meat and rice is all we need and want.
I stands for Iran.
Iran stands for I.