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Kalam Polo(Cabbage with Rice)

Kalam Polo(Cabbage with Rice)

Cabbage With Rice Recipe 1 Small Cabbage 1/2 lb (226g) Ground Beef 2 Cups Rice 2 Small Onion Black pepper Powder, salt, Persian Spice Mix (Advieh) 4 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Tsp Zafran (saffron) 2 Tsp Cumin PREPARATIONS: 1- Soak the rice with 1 Tsp salt for 1 hour in a pot. 2- Add 1 Tsp Zafran (saffron) to 1/4 cup boiling water. 3- Dice 1 onion. 4- Grate 1 small onion. 5- Dice an Small Cabbage. DIRECTIONS: 1- Put the grated onions in a large bowl and add the ground beef to it, then add some salt, black pepper and Persian Spice mix (advieh) (as preferred), and mix the mixture thoroughly. 2- Shape the ground beef mixture into small meatballs. 3- Fry the diced cabbage in vegetable oil in a pot, stir well and let it fry for few minutes or until tender. 4- In a small pot, dip fry the diced onions in vegetable oil until translucent. 5- Add the meatballs to the fried onion's pot and fry along. 6- Simmer the soaked rice until the rice becomes tender. 7- Drain the rice in a colander. 8- Add the cabbage to the meatball's pot, then add the zafran (saffron) to the pot and stir gently. Let the mixture fry for 5 to 10 more minutes over low heat. 9- In a large pot, pour 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, spread half of the rice across the pot. Now add the meatball mixture to the pot as second layer, then cover the mixture with the remaining of the rice and spread the rice across until it covers the mixture completely. 10- Add 2 Tsp cumin (or as preferred) to the pot. 11- Cover the pot with a large napkin and put the lid on top. 12- Cook for 20 minutes.

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Kalam polo Calories and Nutrition Values

Kalam polo Calories and Nutrition Values

Kalam Polow or Polo (Kalam: Cabbage, Polow: Rice). Cabbage being the main ingredient in kalam polo, is rich in vitamin C. It's known for its ability to detoxify or purify the blood. Cabbage and rice are high in dietary fiber as well. 3.5 oz (102 grams) of kalam polow has 161 calories. Kalam polo is very high in vitamin C and it is low in cholesterol.

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     "Faloodeh Shirazi"

  • 3.5 oz (100 g) Rice Noodles
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Rose Water
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Lime

1- Boil 2-3 Cups Water.


1- Mix a cup of sugar and a cup of water in a pot and stir thoroughly until well mixed.
2- Heat the pot and keep stirring until boiled.
3- Turn off the stove and let the mixture cool down.
4- Add the rose water to the pot, stir well, then put the mixture in the freezer until frozen.
5- Put the rice noodles in a pot, add boiling water until it covers the noodles completely and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender.
6- Drain the noodles in a colander and rinse with cold water.
7- Take the frozen mixture out of the freezer and add it to the drained noodles and stir.
8- Keep the mixture in the freezer until served.
9- Squeeze a fresh lime (and more rose water, if preferred)into a cup of faloodeh when served.

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