Shirin Polow (Sweet Rice)
2 Cups Rice 1.5 Lb. (680g) Chicken Thigh 2 Oranges 0.7 oz (20g) Sliced Almonds 2 Bay Leaves 2 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Salt 1/4 Tsp Saffron 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil Turmeric, Paprika, Salt Preparations: 1- Soak rice with water and 2 tbsp salt for at least 2 hours or overnight. 2- Thin Peel the skin off of the oranges. 3- Soak saffron in 1 tbsp boiling water for 20 minutes. Directions: 1- Transfer the orange skin to a small pot. 2- Add enough water to cover the orange skin in 1 inch. 3- Bring the water to a boil and continue boiling for 5 more minutes. 4- Drain the orange skin and repeat the step 2 to 3 one more time. 5- Using a strainer spoon, Transfer the orange skin onto a small bowl filled with cold water. 6- Soak the orange skin for one hour. 7- Place the chicken thighs in a pot. Add salt, bay leaves and water. 8- Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 45 minutes or until the chicken thighs are cooked. 9- Combine sugar and a cup of water in a small pot. 10- Bring the mixture to a boil. 11- Add the orange skin to the boiling mixture. 12- Boil the orange skins for 10 minutes or until dense. 13- Keep half a cup of the chicken broth to use later. 14- Garnish the chicken with turmeric and paprika and continue simmering for 5 more minutes. 15- Boil the soaked rice until tender. 16- Drain the rice thoroughly and rinse with cold water. 17- Debone the chicken thighs. 18- Grease a large pot with vegetable oil. 19- Transfer of half of the rice over the pot surface. 20- Add a layer of the chicken thighs followed by a layer of the orange skin and sliced almonds. 21- Top with the remaining of the rice. 22- Add the soaked saffron to a corner. 23- Pour the chicken broth over the rice evenly. 24- Add a tbsp of vegetable oil. 25- Cover the pot with a napkin and a lid. 26- Over medium-low heat, cook the Shirin Polow for 30 to 40 minutes.
Shirin Polow (Sweet Rice) CALORIES & NUTRITION VALUES
Shirin Polow (Shirin: Sweet, Polow: Rice) is a traditional Iranian rice recipe commonly made during the Persian New Year or Nowruz celebration period. Shirin Polow contains very high amounts of niacin, selenium and vitamin C. 3.5 oz (100g) (One serving) of this Shirin Polow recipe contains 22 percent vitamin C and more than 10 percent iron. Since Shirin Polow is also popular among other neighboring countries, its way of preparation and recipe adapted to of those culture and cuisines and can be made in various ways. One serving of Shirin Polow has 218 calories (55 calories from fat), 6.1g total fat (1.4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 194mg potassium, 24.7g total carbohydrates (1.1g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), and 15.4g protein.
nutritional factsServing Size 100g
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