Iranian cooking: Haveej Polow
Ingredients: 4 Servings
Basmati or long-grain rice, 500 grams
Chicken, 750 grams
Carrots, 750 grams
Medium onions, 4
Sugar, 100 grams
Saffron, 1/2 teaspoon
Wash and peel carrots, then grate them, and fry in oil for a few minutes. Dissolve sugar in a glass of hot water, add to carrots and cook over medium heat for a few minutes until little water is left.
Peel and slice onions and fry in oil until slightly golden. Wash and cut chicken into pieces, and fry in onions on both sides until color changes. Add salt and one glass of hot water, and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Allow chicken to cool down, then remove bones and cut meat into small pieces.
Prepare rice as described in the recipe for polow but after rice is half-cooked and rinsed, mix it with chicken (and juice) and carrots, and continue cooking. When ready, dissolve saffron in 2-3 spoons of hot water in a bowl, then add rice and mix well. Add saffron-rice on top of Haveej polow and serve.
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