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Irani Sabzi Pulao Recipe

Irani Sabzi Pulao

This Irani Sabzi Pulao recipe is from my Irani friend. This is a Persian rice dish.  It will taste much better if you use fresh herbs. It also goes very well with either fish or chicken. Try this Irani Sabzi Pulao Recipe, hope you like it.

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[one_fourth]Prep Time: 20 minutes[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Servings: 5[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]Difficulty Level: Medium [/one_fourth_last]


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  • 500 gm long grain rice
  • 500 gm boneless chicken
  • 750 gm fresh Herbs (equal portions of – parsley, chive, dill
  • 1/3 cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 sprigs coriander and fenugreek
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground saffron
  • Salt to taste

[/tab] [tab]Yield: 5 servings

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Step 1

Wash the rice thoroughly in warm water, soak the rice in salted lukewarm water to cover by 2 inches for 3 to 4 hours.

Step 2

Trim any fat off of the meat, and cut meat into small pieces (2 inch cubes), wash well and drain.

Step 3

Thinly slice the onions.

Step 4

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat.

Step 5

When oil gets hot, add the onions and fry well until golden brown.

Step 6

Add the meat, salt and pepper and cook over low heat until the meat is well done, (about 45 minutes to 1 hour) or until meat is done.

Step 7

Clean the herbs cutting out coarse stems, wash, dry and chop finely.

Step 8

In a large saucepan, bring 8 to 12 cups of water to a rapid boil.

Step 9

Pour off any excess water from rice and pour into boiling water.

Step 10

Bring back to boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Test to see if the rice is ready.

Note: The grains should be firm in the center and rather soft on the outside. Strain and rinse with lukewarm water.

Step 11

Toss gently in a strainer.

Step 12

Bring 1/4 cup water and 3 tbsp. of oil to a rapid boil.

Step 13

Add layers of the rice and the mixed herbs interchangeably building it up to a dome shape.

Step 14

The top layer should be rice. Make sure the herbs are dry before mixing them with the rice.

Step 15

Poke 5 or 6 holes through the rice to the bottom with the handle of a spoon.

Step 16

Close the lid. Keep on medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until rice
starts steaming.

Step 17

Heat up 1/4 cup of water and 2 tbsp. of oil and pour over the rice. Wrap the saucepan lid in a clean tablecloth and cover the pan firmly.

Step 18

Reduce heat to low and cook for (about 45 minutes to an hour).

Step 19

After removing from heat, place the saucepan in the sink and run cold water under it to cool it down.

Step 20

Add 1/4 tsp. of saffron to 1 tbsp. of hot water. Lightly mix 2 to 3 tbsp. of rice with the liquid saffron in a small bowl. Set it aside for garnish.

Step 21

To dish up, gently toss the rice and sprinkle lightly in a dish in a symmetrical mound.

Step 22

Garnish with the saffron rice.Remove the crusty bottom and serve in a separate plate. Irani Sabzi Pulao is ready to serve. ENJOY!!

Note: You can either serve the meat (or chicken) in a separate dish or mix it with the rice in the same dish.

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  • Serve with salad.

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If you like Irani Sabzi Pulao recipe and make it then let me know your feedback by commenting below.

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