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Polow (Rice)

Rice with Pistachio & Pomegranate Arils
9 years ago

Rice with Pistachio & Pomegranate Arils

Continuing with Pomegranate Week 2010 here is a fabulous rice recipe! For the POM Wonderful Dinner Party I definitely wanted to make a meal that was inspired by Persian flavors. I went through my cookbooks for inspiration and much to my delight I found a recipe that got my creative juices going.  What I ended up with was a delicious rice steamed with spices and cilantro topped with pistachios and pomegranates! YUM! Read More

Estamboli or Eslamboli Polow ~ Persian Tomato Rice
9 years ago

Estamboli or Eslamboli Polow ~ Persian Tomato Rice

For some reason I thought the name of this polow was Estamboli Polow. But when we were looking through Madam Montazemi’s cookbook we discovered that it’s spelled in a different way.  I should clarify who “we” is by the way, it’s my mom and me!!! My mom flew in a couple of weeks ago and things have been rather busy around here.  A couple of the readers had requested Estamboli Polow or Eslamboli Polow so my mom and I Read More

Gharch Polow ~ Persian Mushroom Rice
9 years ago

Gharch Polow ~ Persian Mushroom Rice

A few years back I had this delicious Persian rice made with mushrooms. It was something that I had never had before and since I love mushrooms, it absolutely loved  it. I looked up the recipe just recently in my Persian cookbook and found one recipe for it. Read More

Lubia Polow ~ Rice with Green Beans
9 years ago

Lubia Polow ~ Rice with Green Beans

Where shall I begin with my love and hate relationship with Lubia Polow? First and foremost, it is one of my most favorite Polows. The first time I ever attempted to make Lubia Polow it was an epic, and I mean EPIC disaster.  Read More

Tahcheen
9 years ago

Tahcheen

Tahcheen is a delicious rice that can be either baked on made on the stove.  I am sure you will agree with me that Tacheen is such a pretty sight to look at because of it’s brightness in color, all thanks to amount of saffron that is used in it.

This is a simple dish to make, for best results I highly recommend you marinade the cooked chicken in yogurt over night.

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Sabzi Polow Mahi ~ Persian Herbed Rice with Fish
10 years ago

Sabzi Polow Mahi ~ Persian Herbed Rice with Fish

Norouz is only a few days away folks! Today’s post showcases yet another dish that it traditionally consumed for the Persian new year.  Last week I posted Reshteh Polow …
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Tahdig with Potato
10 years ago

Tahdig with Potato

Here we go! Another post about tahdig! So far I have posted about two methods of making tahdig, one is with yogurt and saffron and the other is with …
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Zereshk Polow ~ Rice with Barberries

When I was a kid word got out that I loved Zereshk Polow. When information as such gets out all of a sudden it seems as though that’s the …
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Cooking Rice for Polow

You wonder what the difference between Chelow and Polow is? The difference is huge! Chelow is simply white rice which is usually made along with Khoresht, stew.  Polow is rice …
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Reshteh Polow ~ Persian Rice with Noodles
10 years ago

Reshteh Polow ~ Persian Rice with Noodles

You wonder what “Reshteh means in Farsi? It means thin flat Persian  noodles.

Those of you who are fans over at  My Persian Kitchen’s Facebook Fan Page may have …
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