How to Make Rice Pops or "Tadig Pops"

by Davar Ardalan

You know how delicious the crispy part of the rice is right? Now bake it, put it on a stick, and dip it in a variety of stews and even yogurt. FYI "tadig" means bottom of pan in Persian. Low calorie.


  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons saffron water
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Cake pop baking pan
  • Chopsticks or popsicle sticks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Invest in a cake pops baking pan

    Step 2

    Step 3

    Olive oil spray for baking pan. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

    Step 4

    Add cooked rice to egg, yogurt, saffron, garlic (if you choose), and salt and pepper. To make saffron water grind 1/2 tsp of saffron threads & add 3 tablespoon boiling water.

    Step 5

    Step 6

    Spray the baking pan with olive oil and place rice in baking pan. Make sure and pack the rice so it's nice and tight.

    Step 7

    Cook for an hour total in 400 degree temperature. 30 minutes on one side and 30 minutes on the other side.

    Step 8

    Check them to make sure as crispy as you like. Put back in oven if you like them more crusty.

    Step 9

    Step 10

    Place a popsicle stick or chopstick on one end. Serve with your favorite stew. Can dip in stew or yogurt.

    Step 11

    Stew recipe here:

    Step 12

    Em so good.