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Shir Berenj

Shir Berenj

Shir Berenj is a famous delightful Persian dessert made with rice and milk. Iranians usually serve it at Iftar tables. It is sweetened while eating using jellos or grape syrup or sugar.
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Course: Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Shir Berenj
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 94kcal


  • 1 cup of rice
  • 2 cup of water
  • 3 cup of milk
  • ½ cup rosewater
  • 1.8 lb butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar (if you like it sweeter add more sugar)
  • cardamon, Damaske rose petals or powder, a slice of nuts required enough


  • wash the rice several times until it runs clear entirely.
  • soak the rice for 30 min with hot water.
  • pour the rice in a suitable size pot and add 2 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • put your pot above the stove on a medium flame.
  • let it boil and simmer until its water absorbed and check the rice to see if it softens and has fallen apart. It almost lasts 30 min.
  • add 3 cups of milk, two tablespoon sugar, 1.8 lb butter, and 1/2 rosewater and let it cook for another 20 min until it thickens. (if you like it sweeter add twice more sugar)
  • ladle it into a suitable container.
  • let it cool at room temperature.
  • after cooling, garnish and decorate the top with cardamon powder, Damaske rose petals or powder, a slice of nuts, and whatever you taste.
  • refrigerate your dessert for 1-2 hours to chill before serving it.
  •  serve it for your guests an help yourself.


uniqop's advice
  • This dish can be served both hot and cold. If you want to serve it as a dessert, the cool one is better.
  • If you're going to have it as a meal, the hot one would be pleasant.
  • Using milk with a higher amount of fat can make a more delicious Shir Berenj.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.65g | Protein: 4.06g | Fat: 2.02g | Cholesterol: 7.81mg | Sodium: 45.91mg | Potassium: 148.74mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 4.94g | Vitamin A: 27.33IU | Vitamin C: 0.24mg | Calcium: 118.88mg | Iron: 0.11mg