Persian Rice With Mung Beans (Maash Polow)

Recipe by UmmBinat
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium pot, place the beans and add 3-4 cups of water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook on medium to low heat for about 30-40 minutes until the beans are soft.
  • In the meantime, in a non-stick heavy bottom pot with a tight fitting lid, heat 4 tablespoons of oil or butter and saute the chopped onions until they turn golden, add turmeric and cumin. Stir thoroughly.
  • Add the mung beans to the onions, mix gently and cook them together for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the rice to the pot and enough water to cook the type and amount of rice you use. Add sea salt to taste. Bring to a boil, place a clean soft kitchen cloth between the lid and the pot to absorb the excess moisture and close the lid tightly. (I didn't do this part).
  • Cook for 30 minutes on low heat.
  • Serve warm on a platter with plain yogurt dibis, date syrup or Mast-O Khiar - Persian Yogurt and Cucumber Dip such as recipe#252416.
  • Enjoy!
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