1 Pomegranate 2 Cups Rice 1 lb (454g) Chicken Drumsticks 1 oz (28g) Cilantro 1/2 Cup Raisins 1/4 Cup Sliced Pistachios 1 Tsp Ground Coriander Seeds 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Tsp Saffron Turmeric Salt Preparations: 1- Soak the rice in water and 1 tbsp salt for 4 hours. 2- Deseed the pomegranate 3- Mince the cilantro. 4- Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp water for 20 minutes. Directions: 1- Transfer the drumsticks onto a small pot. 2- Add as much turmeric and salt as you would prefer. 3- Add enough water to cover the drumsticks. 4- Cover the pot with a lid (leave a crack open), simmer for 40 minutes or until cooked. 5- Boil the soaked rice for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat or until tender. 6- Transfer the cooked chicken drumsticks over to a large bowl. 7- Debone and shred the drumsticks. 8- Stir in pomegranate, raisins, cilantro, and ground coriander seeds. 9- Drain the rice. 10- Remove half of the rice from the pot. 11- Stir in one tablespoon vegetable oil. 12- Add the chicken mixture over the rice and cover with the half (rest) of the rice. 13- Combine a tablespoon vegetable oil with one tablespoon water and add to the rice. 14- Cover the pot with a napkin and a lid. 15- Over medium heat, cook the rice for 30 minutes. 16- Remove the napkin, pour the saffron over the rice and place the lid back on the pot. 17- Continue heating for another 5 minutes.
Anar Polow (Pomegranate Rice) CALORIES & NUTRITION VALUES
Anar Polow or Pomegranate Rice is a popular Iranian dish during the Yalda Night or longest night of the year or arrival of the winter. Every year, Persians celebrate Yalda night as a symbol of the victory of light over darkness. One serving (3.5 oz / 100g) of this Anar Polow Recipe has 246 calories (51 calories from fat), 5.6g total fat (1.2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 233mg potassium, 34.3g total carbohydrates (1g dietary fiber, 5.8g sugars), and 14.1g protein.
nutritional factsServing Size 100g
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