Rice recipes

Loobia Polo (Rice with Green Beans)

Rice is the most commonly eaten food in Iran. There are two methods of cooking rice in Iranian cuisine: Polow and Chelow. Polow consists of different kinds of vegetables or meat cooked and mixed with rice, such as Loobia Polow (Rice with Green Beans) and Adas Polow (Lentil Rice), whereas Chelow is plain rice that is steamed and served beside different kinds of kebabs and stews such as Joojeh Kebab, Gheimeh, Ghorme Sabzi and Fesenjan. Loobia Polow is a dish made up of a mixture of beef, green beans, onion and tomato paste layered with cooked white rice.

Reshteh Polow (Rice with Noodles)

Reshteh Polow is one of the two main dishes that are traditionally served in the evening of the Persian new year (Norooz). It is believed that by eating Reshte Polow on new year, you can grab hold of your destiny for the coming year. This dish is originally from Azerbaijan province of Iran and is quite easy to cook. You can find reshteh noodles or toasted noodles at most Middle Eastern markets. It is a thin, flat pasta that kind of resembles cappellini or fettuccine.  

Adas Polow (Lentil Rice)

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Rice is the most commonly eaten food in Iran. There are two main kinds of rice that have a vast number of varieties in Iranian cuisine: Polow and Chelow. Polow consists of vegetables or meat cooked and mixed with rice that makes delicious and popular dishes such as Loobia Polow (Rice with Green Beans) and Adas Polow (Lentil Rice), whereas Chelow is a plain rice that is steamed and served beside different kinds of kebabs and stews such as Joojeh Kebab, Gheimeh, Ghorme Sabzi andFesenjan. Adas Plow is a delicious combination of rice layered with lentils and a topping with raisins, ground beef and onions. However, […]

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Zereshk Polow (Barberry Rice)

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Zereshk Polow is also know as “jeweled rice” because of the red barberries in it. Barberry is a common ingredient in Persian cuisine and it can be found at Middle Eastern markets. Since barberry has a sour taste some people add sugar to it to balance the taste, but if you are a fan of sour foods then you might want to skip that step. This food is almost always served with Persian Chicken. 

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