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Polow (Rice)

Zeereh Polow ~ Persian Rice With Cumin Seeds
6 years ago

Zeereh Polow ~ Persian Rice With Cumin Seeds

Persian rice with cumin seeds might come across a bit unusual to some. I was introduced to this polow, Persian mixed rice, during my teenage years. I promise you that …
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Morgh Polow ~ Persian Rice & Chicken
7 years ago

Morgh Polow ~ Persian Rice & Chicken

 

When I was a kid I loved Zereshk Polow, Persian Rice with Barberries, and still do to this day. There is a always a bit of a debate when it comes to how Zereshk Polow is made; some people like to make this recipe by layering Read More

Shivid Polow ~ Persian Dill Rice

It was love at first bite when I first tried Shivid Polow, Persian Dill rice. I love dill very much but sometimes it’s a hard to use sometimes because it has a stronger flavor compared to other herbs used in Persian cuisine Read More

Food of Life: Rice with Fresh Fava Beans
8 years ago

Food of Life: Rice with Fresh Fava Beans

Today I am posting the third recipe for the Food of Life series. I hope you all enjoyed the last two recipes as much as I did! Today’s recipe was …
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Food of Life: Rice with Shrimp and Fresh Herbs Persian Gulf-Style
8 years ago

Food of Life: Rice with Shrimp and Fresh Herbs Persian Gulf-Style

In early March Mage Publishers sent over the newly published Food of Life, Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies cookbook by Mrs. Najmieh Batmanglij. I excitedly looked through the book and salivated over the updated recipes from previous editions and the newly added ones. Then I got busy getting ready for all the post related to Norouz and our upcoming yearly Norouz Party followed by life events in general.  Read More

Nokhod Sabz Polow ~ Persian Rice with Green Peas
8 years ago

Nokhod Sabz Polow ~ Persian Rice with Green Peas

 

I know many of you are wondering where I have been. Life has been ridiculously busy. So busy that sadly I have not had the time to do one of my most favorite activities in the world, blogging about Persian food! But I am back! So let’s get down to business!

I have a major love affair with green peas! I love them! Read More

Adas Polow ~ Persian Lentil Rice
9 years ago

Adas Polow ~ Persian Lentil Rice

Adas Polow, a delicious rice layered with lentils, is one of my favorite polow. It didn’t necessarily used to be when I was younger, however, since I was a pesco-vegetarian for a couple of years, it was one of the polow that I could make when I craved Persian food or Read More

Kalam Polow Shirazi ~ Cabbage Rice from Shiraz
9 years ago

Kalam Polow Shirazi ~ Cabbage Rice from Shiraz

A while back one of the readers requested Kalam Polow, rice with cabbage.  This type of rice is not something that I grew up eating because neither my grandmother or my mom made it.  Actually, neither one of them ever made anything with cabbage.  Truth be told when I was introduced to cabbage I simply didn’t care for it because of the smell. I have to give credit to my Korean friend Jackie Read More

A Persian Meal in Just an Hour
9 years ago

A Persian Meal in Just an Hour

Here is the question: is it really possible to make a Persian meal in an hour? The truthful answer to this question is, yes, but it depends on what you are making.  My plan was to make Baghali Polow, rice with fava beans,  in my rice cooker last Friday when I got back home from my mid-morning meeting.  The idea was to stop by the Persian store on my way home Read More

Baghali Polow in Rice Cooker
9 years ago

Baghali Polow in Rice Cooker

A good few people have emailed me asking about whether it is possible to make Polow, rice mixed with other ingredients, in a rice cooker and if yes, how would they go about it. This is a perfect time to do a post about how to do this post in light of my Persian Rice Cooker Giveaway.  I have previously posted how to make make Persian Rice in a Rice Cooker and Read More