This gloriously flavored and fabulously beautiful Jeweled Persian Rice Pilaf makes the most superb side dish. The basmati rice is soft and fluffy and cooked in stock to give it a great depth of flavor. It is lightly spiced with cinnamon, cumin, and cardamom, then finished with cranberries, lemon, and pistachio. This makes a wonderful side for lamb and chicken. Or serve it with fish for something a little bit different. If you are new to Iranian food this is a great place to start.