Loobia Polow Recipe

April 24, 2007 at 9:04 pm Leave a comment

Loobia Polow Recipe

  • basmati or long-grain rice, 500 grams
  • lamb or beef, 400 grams (I like using turkey mince)
  • green beans, 400 grams
  • 2 x medium onions
  • 2 spoonfuls of tomato puree
  • sunflower oil ( or any other cooking oil), small amount
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • Tumeric

Directions:
Peel and slice onions and fry in oil until golden then add meat which has been cut into small pieces and fry over a medium heat until it all gets brown. Then cut the green beans into small-ish pieces and add them to fry for a small time too. After 5 mins add two glasses of water as well as the salt, pepper, tumeric and tomato puree and allow the whole mixture to boil down.

To prepare rice: wash rice twice and, if you have them time soak in salted warm water for 3-4 hours, otherwise just drain the water after cleaning. Pour water in a large non-stick pan until it is half-full and bring it to a boil. Add rice and a spoonful of salt and continue boiling until rice slightly softens and is half cooked. Pour rice into a drain and wash it with slightly warm water. Then finally add the meat-mix to the rice and mix well. Cover and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes. Remember rice cooks by steaming, so try not to life the top off too many times.

This dish can be made so that it is healthy by not adding too much salt or adding too much oil…I’ll leave that decision up to you.

I always have with a light salad (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber) with a deliciously fresh olive oil, salt, ground black pepper and freshly squeezed lime dressing).

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Entry filed under: Food, healthy food, persian cuisine, recipe.

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