Zireh Polo Morgh
"Cumin & Rice with Chicken" 1/5 lb (680g) Chicken Breast 2 Cups Rice Cumin Approx. 2 Tbsp 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Small Onion 3 Bay Leaves Turmeric, Ground Chili Pepper, Salt PREPARATIONS: 1- Combine rice with 2 tbsp salt and 4 cups of water in a large bowl and soak/rest for two hours. 2- Slice the onion. 3- Cut the chicken breast as preferred. DIRECTIONS: 1- Lay the onions on a large pot, lay the chicken breasts over the onions to make a layer. 2- Add bay leaves on top, add turmeric, ground chili pepper and salt. 3- Pour in water until it barely covers the chicken breasts. 4- Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes over medium heat or until chickens are cooked. 5- Drain the soaked rice. 6- Take a large pot, Pour few cups of water and bring to a boil. 7- Add the rice to the pot, simmer until tendered. Remove the foam with a saptula if necessary. 8- Drain the tendered rice and rinse with cold water few times. 9- Take a third pot, transfer half of the rice on to the pot and spread across to cover the pot's surface. 10- Sprinkle one tablespoon of cumin evenly on top rice. 11- Lay the chicken pieces over the rice and add a tsp of cumin over the chicken pieces. 12- Add the rest of the rice to cover the chickens. 13- Add one more tsp of cumin on top of the rice. 14- Combine 2 tbsp vegetable oil with 1/3 cup of boiling water, stir well and pour over the rice evenly. 15- Cover the pot with a large napkin to absorb the steam when simmering, and cover with a lid. 16- Heat the pot for 25 minutes over medium heat. 17- Stir before serve. Saffron Can be added to the riceRead More
Zireh Polo (Cumin and Rice) Calories & Nutrition Values
Use of cumin in Persian foods and spices such as Advieh / stew seasoning, soup seasoning is very common and popular. Cumin is native to egypt and used all across middle east and mediterranean countries for thousands of years. Kerman (a province in Iran) is well known for not only the harvest of it but for the use of it in most recipes. Cumin is also used as a home remedy to treat various diseases and it is known to treat digestive problems. Cumin is an excellent source of iron. It's also have anti cancer properties. Cumin and rice with chicken is very high in protein. It contains more than 20 percent protein and it's very high in vitamin B6 and selenium. It is a great source of niacin. 3.5 oz (100g) of Cumin and rice with chicken has 247 calories and 54 calories from fat.Read More
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