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Polo Havidge Loobia (Rice Pilau with Carrot A

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Category: Beans, Vegetarian, Rice

 Ingredients List

  • 1/3 c Dried red kidney beans
  • 1/2 lb Carrots, cut into 1/4-in
  • -cubes
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 5 tb Corn oil
  • 4 1/4 c Water
  • 2 c Raw rice, covered with
  • -lightly salted water
  • -for 1/2 hour
  • 1 md Potato, peeled and cut into
  • 1/4 -in thick slices
  • 1 tb Water
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon


There are variations of variations in the artful combinations of Persian
rice. Here is one that, with very few ingredients, manages to encompass a
wide range of seasonings and flavors.

1. Cover the beans with water and soak them overnight. Drain. Cover the
beans with water again and cook, covered, over moderate heat until they are
soft but still whole, about 1/2 hour. Drain and set aside.

2. Put the carrots, sugar, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and 1/4 cup of the
water into a pan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until the liquid
evaporates. Be careful not to burn the carrots. Set aside.

3. Bring the remaining 4 cups of water to a boil in a pan. Drain nearly
all the water from the rice and add the rice to the boiling water. Cover
the pan and cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes. Drain, run the rice
under cold water, and drain again.

4. Put 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil in a pan large enough to spread
out the potato slices flat on its bottom. Sprinkle over this the 1
tablespoon of water. All the other ingredients are to be added in layers as
follows: Add 1/2 cup of the rice over the potatoes. Cover this with the
carrots and a few sprinkling of the cinnamon. Cover with the beans.
Continue in this manner, one layer after another, ending with beans.
Sprinkle cinnamon lightly over each layer. Shape the top layer into a

5. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the
balance of the oil (2 tablespoons) over the top and cover the pan with
paper kitchen towels and the pan cover. Continue to cook over low heat for
15 minutes more. The rice, carrots, and beans will be cooked through and
the potato and oil will develop their own crisp crust on the bottom.

Serve warm. Serve 4 to 6 with other dishes.

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