Persian Sabzi Polo (Herb Rice with Fava Beans)

Persian Sabzi Polo (Herb Rice with Fava Beans)

22 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
GONDWANA
Recipe by  GONDWANA

“This is a Persian dish which I often make for my husband. It will taste much better if you use fresh herbs. It also goes very well with either fish or chicken. Hope you like it.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan bring water to a boil. Rinse rice; stir into boiling water. Boil just until rice rises to the surface of the water. Drain rice and return it to the saucepan. Stir in the oil and water. Mix in the dill, parsley, cilantro, fava beans, turmeric, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the rice over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to the lowest setting. Cover and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes. Note: It's normal to end up with crispy rice (called Tadig) on the bottom of the pot after cooking; it's delicious.

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Reviews (22)

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GOOZOO
66

GOOZOO

This comment is from the author of Persian Sabzi Polo. I apologize for not telling you what to do with the oil. I usually first bring the water to boil, then add the rice and let it boil until the rice rises to the top. Then I drain the rice, add 2 or 3 Tablespoons of oil mixed with half a cup of water in the pot before I mix the other ingredients with the rice and put it back into the pot. Then I cook the rice on medium heat for 5 minutes and then reduce the heat and cook the rice for the remaining time already mentioned in the original recipe. I hope this helps in motivating more people to make this dish. Viostars idea of mixing the oil with the rice and herbs is also good. Note: You can use lima beans from the freezer section in your grocery store instead of fresh fava beans. Thank you....Neda

SWEETNOTHINGS
40

SWEETNOTHINGS

I have a persian husband and have made this several times and have tweaked it each time and I think I've come up with the perfect version that guests can't stop talking about. I cook the rice with butter and chicken stock and dried onion. When it's done I add fresh chopped dill and parsley, canned fava beans and salt and pepper. Fresh herbs taste better than boiled herbs!! It's simple and everyone who tries it at my house loves it!

butterflymomma
32

butterflymomma

I love Sabzi Polo! When I prepare the rice I rinse it then put it in boiling water for 5-8 minutes, drain rice in a strainer, dry pot out with a towel and pour the vegetable oil on the bottom, mix rice with herbs & favas then transfer rice to pot and cook on low for 45 minutes. Make sure to wrap a towel around the pot lid so it absorbs the water that would fall back in the rice otherwise, try it trust me it makes a difference.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 234 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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