Iranian Eslamboli Polou (Rice With Ground Meat)
500 g basmati rice or 500 g long-grain rice
400 g ground lamb or 400 g beef
4 medium onions
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 Fry the sliced onions in oil until slightly golden.
2 Add ground lamb or beef, salt, and black pepper and fry until color changes.
3 Dissolve tomato paste in a glass of hot water and add to meat.
4 Cook for a few minutes until little water is left.
5 Wash rice twice and soak in salted warm water for 3-4 hours, then drain the water.
6 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. Pour rice into a drain and wash it with slightly warm water.
7 Mix the rice with the meat, and continue simmering for another 10-20 minutes.
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