Shirin Polo Recipe

Looking for an easy Shirin Polo recipe? Learn how to make Shirin Polo using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bigpehr

Makes 1 serving



Sweet Saffron Rice with chicken, pistachio, almond and more.

Recipe Ingredients for Shirin Polo

500 grams basmati or long-grain rice
800 grams chicken
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons butter
50 grams almonds
50 grams pistachios
100 grams orange peel
2 tablespoons sugar
2 large onions
500 grams sugar
1/2 teaspoon saffron

Recipe Directions for Shirin Polo

  1. Soak rice in warm water for 2 hours. Wash chicken. Peel and thinly slice onions. Fry in oil until slightly golden. Add chicken pieces and fry until color changes. Add a glass of hot water, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes. Add more hot water during cooking if necessary. About 1/2 glass of water should be left at the end. Romove chicken bones.

  2. Save three spoons of sugar for later use. Add remaining sugar to a glass of hot water and bring to a boil. Add chicken juice, 2-3 spoons of oil and saffron, and mix well.

  3. Thinly slice almonds and pistachios. Soak almonds in cold water for an hour. Thinly slice orange peels. Boil for a few minutes, drain and repeat. Soak in cold water for an hour, drain, and repeat. Finally boil for a few minutes with three spoons of sugar, and drain.

  4. Prepare rice using the recipe for polow. When rice is rinsed, pour a bit of oil and hot water in a pot, and add 1/2 of rice. Spread chicken pieces over the rice, and cover with 1/2 of remaining rice. Spread half of almonds and orange peel over rice and cover with remaining rice. Pour sugar and chicken-juice mix prepared earlier over rice. Cover and cook over low heat for about 30 minutes. Add remainder of almonds, orange peel, and pistachios, and mix well.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2381.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
6294
Calories from Fat
1127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
125.2g
193%
Saturated Fat
31.1g
155%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
677mg
226%
Sodium
709mg
30%
Potassium
3609mg
103%
Total Carbohydrates
1002.9g
334%
Dietary Fiber
33.5g
134%
Sugars
543.8g
Protein
293.5g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 268%
Calcium 67% Iron 189%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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