Baghali Polo Recipe

Baghali Polo is a traditional Persian rice dish made with fragrant basmati rice, tender fava beans, and aromatic dill. This flavorful and aromatic dish is often served with juicy and succulent pieces of lamb or chicken. The rice is cooked with a combination of spices and saffron, giving it a beautiful golden color. Baghali Polo is a delicious and satisfying meal that is perfect for special occasions or gatherings with family and friends.

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Ingredients for Baghali Polo Recipe

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Fava Beans
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dill
  • 0.13 teaspoon Saffron Threads, Dissolved In Tablespoons Hot Water
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • piece Optional: Tender Pieces Of Lamb Or Chicken For Serving

Directions: Baghali Polo Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • STEP 2.In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add salt. Add the rice and cook until it is parboiled.
  • STEP 3.In a separate pot, blanch the fava beans in boiling water for a few minutes, then drain and set aside.
  • STEP 4.In a large non-stick pot, melt butter and add the saffron water. Add a layer of rice, followed by a layer of fava beans and dill. Repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used.
  • STEP 5.Cover the pot with a clean kitchen towel and place the lid on top. Cook on low heat for about 45 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked and fluffy.
  • STEP 6.Serve the Baghali Polo with tender pieces of lamb or chicken on top, and garnish with additional dill and saffron if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to rinse the rice thoroughly to remove excess starch.
  • Parboiling the rice ensures that it cooks evenly and doesn't become mushy.
  • Blanching the fava beans helps to remove the outer skin and makes them tender.
  • You can also add other ingredients like raisins or barberries for added flavor and texture.
  • To make the dish vegetarian, you can omit the meat and serve it as a standalone rice dish.

Storage and Serving

  • Baghali Polo can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in a microwave or on the stovetop with a little bit of water to prevent drying out.
  • Serve the Baghali Polo as a main dish with a side of yogurt or a fresh salad.
Nutrition
value
2196
calories per serving
108 g Fat42 g Protein280 g Carbs39 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    108g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Carbs
    280g
  • Fiber
    39g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    280g
  • Protein
    42g
  • Fiber
    39g

Fats

  • Fat
    108g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    1271mg
  • Iron
    16mg
  • Vitamin A
    13mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    8mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    71mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    35mg
  • Vitamin E
    15mg
  • Copper
    1mcg
  • Magnesium
    321mg
  • Manganese
    4mg
  • Phosphorus
    614mg
  • Selenium
    27mcg
  • Zinc
    8mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp