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Rice with Meat recipes

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.

Sabzi Polo va Mahi

rice fish

Rice w/ fish

Sabzi means 'green herbs' in the Persian language. Basmati rice steamed with fresh parsley, coriander and green onions

Served with brazed or fried fish on the side.

red arrow Herb Rice with Fish


Estamboli

beef tomatoe rice

Rice w/ Tomatoes

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.

red arrow Tomatoe Beef Rice

Baghali Polo va Gusht

stewed lamb shank

Rice w/ 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.

red arrow Lamb Stew with Herb Rice and Lima Beans


Rice w/ Carrots

rice carrots

Havij Polo

Havij means 'carrot' in the Persian language. Nutritious and sweet - Persian style rice steamed with carrots, beef chunks and a dash of cinnamon.

red arrow Rice with Beef and Carrots


Rice w/ Noodles

noodle rice

Resht-eh Polo

Resht-eh means 'noodles' in the Persian language.

Try basmati rice blended with noodles, beef and spices to make a hearty meal called resht-eh polo.

red arrow Rice with Wheat Noodles

Rice w/ Lentils and Meat

rice lentils chicken

Adas Polo ba Gusht

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.

red arrow Rice with Lentils and Chicken


Rice w/ Cabbage

rice cabbage

Kalam Polo

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.

red arrow Rice with Beef and Cabbage


Cabbage Rolls

stuffed cabbage

Dolmeh Kalam

Dolmeh refers to a 'wrap' and Kalam means 'cabbage' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).

red arrow Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Polo means 'steamed rice' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).

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'.

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