1 hr 25 mins
1 hr 10 mins
Barbell Bunny's Note:
A tart and wonderfully delicious Iranian dish. If you cannot find fresh sour cherries at your local grocery store or Middle Eastern market, you can use black cherries. From My Persian Kitchen.
My Private Note
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- 1182.95 ml fresh sour cherries
- 78.07 ml sugar
- 709.77 ml basmati rice, cooked (Persian style preferred!)
- 59.16 ml butter
- 14.79 ml spices, advieh (find this at a Middle Eastern Market, or you can use vegetable or chicken bouillon)
- 4.92 ml spices, advieh (find this at a Middle Eastern Market, or you can use vegetable or chicken bouillon)
- 29.58 ml plain nonfat yogurt
- 0.25 ml saffron
- 7.39 ml canola oil
- 29.58 ml butter
- 118.29 ml pistachios, slivered
- 1Pit your cherries and place them in a saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar, stir, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- 2Place a bowl under a colander and drain the cherries.
- 3Return the drained juices to the pot and let reduce for about 10 minutes. (Don't worry if the end result is jelly-esque.) Set aside.
- 4Melt 2 tablespoons butter in your saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon advieh and stir.
- 5Turn off the heat and add the cherries, mixing well so they coat in the seasonings.
- 6In a large pot, add the yogurt, saffron, 1/2 tablespoon canola oil, and enough water to just cover the surface of the pot. Then, build your first layer of basmati rice.
- 7Then, place half of the cherry mixture on top of the rice. Gently stir to mix the sour cherries with the rice.
- 8Repeat with another layer of rice and the remainder of your cherries.
- 9Finish with the last layer of rice. With the back of a spatula, make some holes in the rice around the circumference of the pot, making sure to stop before the bottom layer.
- 10Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes.
- 11Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small sauce pan and add 1 tablespoon of the reserved cherry syrup you made earlier and 1 teaspoon of advieh. Pour this over the rice.
- 12Place a towel on the top of the pot, cover, and cook on medium-low for 1 hour.
- 13Serve with slivered pistachios on top.
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Nutritional Facts for Albaloo Polo - Persian Rice With Sour Cherries
Serving Size: 1 (395 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 932.9
- Calories from Fat 274
- Total Fat 30.5 g
- Saturated Fat 12.8 g
- Cholesterol 45.9 mg
- Sodium 144.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 152.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
- Sugars 36.0 g
- Protein 16.7 g
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