Beatrice Y. Motamedi

Winner, 2021The Anne C. Barnhill Prize for Creative Nonfiction How to Make Jeweled Rice (Shirin Polo) “My tale is entirely American.” —Ayad Akhtar, Homeland Elegies Gather your ingredients, Mom says. Basmati, of course. Then the jewels: Almonds, apricots, barberries. Candy the orange peel, julienne the carrot, crush the cardamom. Pluck a rose. Smell the saffron … Continue reading Beatrice Y. Motamedi