rice w/ meat recipes
Persian style steamed rice with meat recipes
Polo means 'steamed rice' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).
A main Persian cuisine style is a combination of rice with meat, either lamb, chicken, or fish along with vegetables and nuts. Fresh herbs are used along with fruits like plums, pomegranates, quince and prunes. Then flavored with saffron, dried limes or cinnamon to make a characteristically Persian taste.
Herb Rice with Fried Fish
Rice with Lima Beans and Lamb Shank
Lentil Rice with Chicken
Rice with Carrots
Rice with Cabbage
Choosing the best type of rice: Rice is a major part of Persian cuisine. Outside of the country, Iranians reach for 'Basmati rice' which offers a close substitute in terms of flavor and aroma relative to popular homegrown varieties.
The word 'Polo' refers to 'rice' cooked with vegetables.
The word 'Chelo' refers to plain steamed 'rice'.
Sabzi Polo va Mahi / Herb Rice with Fish
Sabzi means 'green herbs' in the Persian language. Basmati rice steamed with fresh parsley, coriander and green onions and served with brazed or fried fish on the side.
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Baghali Polo va Gusht / Lamb Stew with Herb Rice and Lima Beans
Baghali means 'lima beans' and gusht means 'meat' in the Persian language. Basmati rice steamed with dill weed and lima beans and served with lamb stew.
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Adas Polo ba Gusht / Rice with Lentils and Chicken
Adas or addas means 'lentils' and gusht means 'meat' in the Persian language. Basmati rice cooked with lentils, sprinkles with cashews, raisins and spices and served with broiled chicken on the side.
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Estamboli / Tomatoe Beef Rice
Seriously this is such an easy dish to prepare and sure to suite most people's taste. Tasty and spice beef with tomatoes green beans and a sprinkle of raisins bring together the tangy tomatoes and spicy beef. Some people add potatoes, as well.
Havij Polo / Rice with Beef and Carrots
Havij means 'carrot' in the Persian language. Nutritious and sweet - Persian style rice steamed with carrots, beef chunks and a dash of cinnamon.
Havij Polo recipe
Kalam Polo / Rice with Beef and Cabbage
Kalam means 'cabbage' in the Persian language. Rice steamed with cabbage mixed with spicy browned ground-beef makes for a very delicious and inexpensive meal.
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Dolmeh Kalam / Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Dolmeh refers to a 'wrap' and Kalam means 'cabbage' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).
Dolmeh Kalam recipe