Adas Polow "Rice With Lentils & Raisins"
- 2 Servings
- Cooking Time: 40 minutes
- Basmati Rice, 150 grams (1 cup is about 125 grams)
- Lentils, 50 grams
- Dates, 3 or 4 (30-40 grams)
- Raisins, 50 grams,
- Onion, 1 small size (100 grams)
- Ground Saffron, 1/5 teaspoon
- Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
- Cinnamon, 1/3 teaspoon
- Black Pepper, 1/3 teaspoon
- Cooking Oil
- Place the rice in the rice cooker and add water. Add about same amount of water you do for other types of rice (Japanese rice). Usually for 1 cup of rice, one and a half cup of water is added. Close the lid and press the ON button.
- Put the lentils in a pot, add 3 cups water, cover with the lid, bring it to boil and cook on medium low heat for about 15 minutes until the lentils are tendered. Stop the heat, drain the lentils in a colander and let it cool down.
- Pour cooking oil in a pan, add the onion and fry until slightly golden. Add the cinnamon, salt, black pepper and mix thoroughly.
- Add the raisins and dates, stir and continue cooking until they warm through (about 40 seconds). Add the lentils and mix thoroughly. Stop the heat.
- When the rice is done, gently stir the rice first to separate the rice grains, then add the lentil mixture gradually and mix well.
- Pour the brewed saffron over the rice and mix the top a little to spread the saffron.
Adas Polow is delicious served on its own as a vegetarian main dish. It also pairs very well with a variety of meat dishes such as Roasted Chicken or fried minced meat.
Usually plain yogurt is the side dish served with Adas Polow.