Persian food, Persian Recipes, Aashpazi
Kalam Polo, cabbage with rice recipe


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 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.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161  Calories from fat 35
Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.9g6%
Saturated Fat 0.9g  5%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 143mg6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.08%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g  7% Sugars 2g
Protein 6.3g

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