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A large bowl of sabzi polo (aromatic herb rice)

Sabzi polo (aromatic herb rice)

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4-6

Serve this Persian rice as part of a sharing meal with family and friends. It's ideal for a celebration, such as Iranian New Year

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (6)
NutrientUnit
kcal391
fat12g
saturates7g
carbs62g
sugars1g
fibre2g
protein8g
salt0.46g
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Ingredients

  • 500g basmati rice
  • 3 tbsp dried coriander
  • 3 tbsp dried parsley
  • 3 tbsp dried dill
  • 3 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 heaped tbsp garlic granules
  • 8 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 75g butter, roughly cut into cubes

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put all the ingredients, apart from the butter, in a large non-stick saucepan with a lid. Add 800ml cold water and mix well until the herbs are evenly distributed. Season generously with salt and pepper, dot the butter all over the top, put the lid on, and cook for 25-30 mins over a low-medium heat (use a low heat on a gas cooker) until the rice on top is cooked. Fluff up with a fork and serve. It's a bonus if you get a 'tahdig' (Persian for rice crust), which you can serve in pieces on top of the rice.

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