Monday, October 19, 2009

Polow meets Pulao

Fresh Dates by ng @ Whats for Dinner?Fresh Dates! Hard to find and seasonal. These are very unripe, like a green bannan. We had rice with fresh dates at our wedding, and I wanted to recreated it, but with a twist. This is Irinian meets Indian (in Ireland) or Polow meets Pulao.In addition to fresh dates I used traditional Iranian ingredients for Jeweled rice: orange peel, barberries and onion but seasoned them with Indian spices, cumin and green cardamom.
Fry in 1 tsp oil for 2-3 min.

Make Polow:
Soak 2 cups of rice in salted water for a few hours.
Drain soaked rice and bring a big pot of water to boil. Add rice and boil until aledenta about 5 min. Drain the rice and rinse.
Put 1/2 tsp oil in the bottom of a pot or rice maker. Layer 1/3 of the rice on top of the oil then1/2 of the spice mix, and repeat ending with rice. With the end of a wooden spoon make five steam wholes in the rice. Just stick the spoon in the rice! Put 1 tsp oil over the top. Wrap a clean kitchen towel around the lid of the rice maker or pot and pop on top. Steam the rice for 30 min. Can put a few tsp of butter in the last few min of steaming.

Polow Meets Pulao by ng @ Whats for Dinner?
Very Tasty!

1 comment:

  1. I like the concept,haha. I think it would be better if some more spiced be added to the rice. I had it for very late lunch today, yummy.


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