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Meygoo Polo Recipe; Make Persian Prawn Rice in 7 Steps

Meygoo polo is one of the most delicious and popular Iranian dishes prepared with a wide variety of recipes. This delicious food is one of the famous foods in the country’s southern provinces, and the best Persian prawn rice in the south of the country belongs to Bushehr province. Meygoo polo is more delicious if we mix it with rice, but if we want it to have a more beautiful appearance, it is better to make rice and shrimp separately. To see the complete southern cooking instruction and learn how to prepare Meygoo polo step-by-step, stay with Cooking County.

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How to Make Meygoo Polo?


  • 200 grams shrimp 
  • 2 cups rice 
  • 1 large onion 
  • 4 tablespoon butter 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ½ teaspoon different spices for seasoning shrimp 
  • ½ teaspoon paprika 
  • Salt and black pepper as needed
  • Brewed saffron as needed


Step One 

In order to clean the shrimp, we must first remove the black vein behind the shrimp. After washing the shrimps, pour them into a suitable bowl and brew paprika with 1 tablespoons of saffron; add spices for seasoning fish, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

Step Two

Gently massage the ingredients on the shrimp meat so that the spices reach all parts. Cover the bowl containing shrimp with cellophane and put it in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours so that the shrimps won’t taste and smell bad. 


Step Three

After an hour:

  • Take the shrimp out of the refrigerator.
  • Chop the onion into large pieces and fry it in a suitable pan with a bit of oil until it turns golden.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of saffron to the onion. 

Step Four

Fry the onions for another 1 or 2 minutes until mixed well with the saffron. Then take the onion out of the pan, add a little oil, add the shrimp to the pan, and fry well until the shrimp are fried.

Step Five 

Then we add the rest of the brewed saffron and the fried onion to the shrimps and fry them a little until they are smooth; then, if you want, add some barberry and fry a little and remove the pan from the heat. 

Step Six 

Rice can be prepared with or without dry dill. We soak the rice, put a pot of water on the heat until the water reaches the boiling point, add a little salt to the boiling water, and add the soaked rice to the pot.

Step Seven 

Rinse the rice when the outer side of it is soft. Now pour a little oil into a suitable pot and put bread or sliced ​​potatoes in the bottom of the rice pot. Put the lid on the pan and cook the rice for about 45 minutes to an hour. 

How to Serve Meygoo Polo?

After you cook the rice, pour it into a dish and place the fried shrimp on the rice and serve. Suppose you want your Meygoo polo to have a better appearance. It is better to add the shrimp separately to the rice because making Persian prawn rice in a mixture makes the appearance of the food not very attractive, and you can not decorate it nicely.

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Important points on how to prepare Meygoo polo with Vegetables

  • Persian prawn rice vegetables contain 100 grams of coriander and 50 grams of sauteed fenugreek. 
  • If you use butter to fry shrimp, it will have a unique taste and aroma. 
  • You can also use 1 tablespoon of fried tomato paste to change the color of your rice if you do not want it to be green. 
  • It is better to season the shrimp in garlic powder, onion powder, and some grated lemon peel one hour before cooking.

Health Benefits of Shrimp

The shrimp is a marine crustacean that lives in most salty and fresh waters around the world. Shrimp is known as one of the most popular seafood dishes worldwide because it is delicious and nutritious. Shrimp, like other seafood, is rich in calcium, iodine, and protein. It is interesting that because a shrimp’s body is free of iron, its blood color is blue. Consumption of shrimp causes Slimming and weight loss, skin and hair health, Relieve fatigue and increased energy, reduced incidence of anemia, Prevention of depression, etc. So, do not forget to prioritize seafood consumption in your meals.

Make this recipe and let us know how it turns out. If you also have any related questions about the Meygoo Polo recipe, please do not hesitate to ask.

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