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Persian rice recipe Persian rice recipe (Photo: Graham Blackall)

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Shaya's Persian Rice

Winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for "Best New Restaurant in the U.S.," Shaya in New Orleans offers a refreshing take on Mediterranean classics like hummus, tabbouleh and shakshouka.

“We’ll have falafel with garbanzo beans from a small farm where they’re grown organically, and treated well, and get that same parsley from Covey Rise to grind into it. We’ll get fish from the Gulf of Mexico daily," owner Alon Shaya told From the Grapevine. The Israeli chef said he likes "taking a very seasonal and artisanal approach, a very fresh approach to the cuisine."

For anyone who has ever enjoyed the zesty spice and melt-in-your-mouth flavors of Persian rice, Shaya has graciously shared his recipe with us for the same staple that graces dishes at his restaurant.

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