Persian Lentil Rice - Addes Pilaf

Recipe by rainna
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak rice in water for 3-4 hours, then cook in salted water for 10-15 minutes using a non-stick pot until it just softens.
  • Drain water and empty the pot.
  • Bring 2-3 cups of water to boil.
  • Wash lentil and add to water with a bit of salt.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes until tender.
  • Peel and thinly slice onions.
  • Fry in oil until slightly golden.
  • Add ground beef or lamb, salt and black pepper, and fry over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Add one cup of hot water and cook until water has been mostly absorbed.
  • Wash raisins and dates.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of water and some oil in the non-stick pot.
  • Pour in half of the rice.
  • Follow with meat, lentil, and raisins.
  • Add in remainder of rice.
  • Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Dissolve saffron in 1/3 cup of hot water and pour over the rice.
  • Mix well before serving.
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