May 24, 2024


Red Hot Food

Rice in All Its Yumminess – Section 5

Baghali Sheveed Polow – rice with Lima beans and dill

(serves 3-4)

Baghali indicates Lima beans in Persian and sheveed suggests dill leaves. I typically add hen or chopped lamb items to this delectable dish.


1. 4 cups of white lengthy grain rice.

2. 200 grams of butter.

3. Clean Lima beans every cut into fifty percent (get rid of the pores and skin initially)

4. 2 onions – chopped finely.

5. 500 grams of de-boned chicken pieces or 500 grams of cubed lamb items.

6. Salt and pepper as for each flavor.

7. Turmeric – fifty percent a tsp

8. 3 cups freshly chopped dill (dried dill with function very well way too).


I generally soak the rice for at the very least 50 percent an hour (if it is really new rice) or for 1 hour (if it really is aged rice) in warm water and some salt ahead of cooking.

Acquire a medium sized pot and fry the chopped onions in about 4 tablespoons of butter until it turns a beautiful golden brown. Include the dill leaves and stir fry for a couple of minutes. The aroma of the dill leaves fill the kitchen and consider me, it can make the mouth h2o.

Include the chicken/lamb together with turmeric, salt and pepper and stir fry till the meat adjustments its colour. Include the halved Lima beans. Boil till the meat or chicken is tender. Be cautious with the hen because it can very easily around cook dinner and split into small parts. You could insert the rooster a very little later on which I propose. Test to see if the Lima beans are cooked.

Increase the rice to this boiling mixture and make sure that the stage of water higher than the rice is just about a couple of centimeters. Combine the rice very well with this and set it on higher warmth and keep stirring at times so that the rice does not clump alongside one another or stick to the bottom. Alter to medium warmth halfway and When most of the drinking water has evaporated, place it on very low warmth. Heap the rice like a tiny hill in the heart of the pot and make holes all more than with a skewer to help in steaming it additional.

Include thick slices of butter all above the top rated of the rice and go over with the lid. This delicious rice will be ready in about 15-20 minutes.

To make the saffron rice combine to adorn the served rice:

Get some saffron in a warmth-resistant glass and insert some hot drinking water to it. Allow it stand in the rice even though it is cooking. The heat provides out the wonderful aroma of saffron. Immediately after the rice has cooked, put this saffron in a bowl and increase some of the cooked rice to it and mix it to give the rice a gorgeous golden yellow coloration. Adorn the rest of the rice with this saffron mix.


Provide the rice scorching decorated with a blend of rice and saffron.

This exotic Persian dish is normally served with yogurt and salad. You could provide this with steak, roast chicken, or lamb chops if you haven’t cooked the rice with hen or lamb.