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Persian Morasa Polo recipe; How to Make jeweled rice?

One of the most delicious dishes you can serve at parties and gatherings is Morasa Polo, also called Persian jeweled rice because of its beauty. This delicious dish is made of rice, chicken or meat, saffron, barberry, almond, and pistachio. Morasa polo is a popular dish in Persian cuisine, no doubt.

Making Morasa Polo is a little time-consuming, but it is certainly easier than you think. This article will share the best way to cook this popular Iranian food. Join us with the method of preparing Morasa Polo.

Ingredients for making jeweled rice

  • 4 cups rice 
  • Chicken breast 400g 
  • ½ cup Raisins 
  • ½ Barberry 
  • 3 large onions 
  • ¼ cup almond slice
  • ¼ cup pistachio slices
  • ¼ cup Slices of Tangerine or Orange peel 
  • 2 tablespoons Brewed saffron 
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon 
  • 2 tablespoons Sour lemon juice 
  • Salt and Black pepper as needed
  • Turmeric and oil as needed

Morasa Polo recipe

  1. To prepare Morasa Polo, peel the oranges, pour them into a glass of water, and set them aside to soak for 1 hour. Then pour the orange peels into a dipper and put them on the heat until you can remove the extracted juice of an orange and replace it with another cup of water.
orange-peels-for-morasa-polo

2. Now, put it back on the stove flame. Do this 3 to 4 times to completely remove the bitterness of the orange peel. The last time you pour out the boiled water, instead of water, add 2 tablespoons of oil to the orange peels and fry them. Then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and fry continuously until the sugar dissolves and the orange peels become glassy. 

3. Place the chicken breast on a board, chop it into cubes and pour into a bowl. Then, wash and peel the onions, pour them into the chopped chicken bowl, and add some little lemon juice and salt to the ingredients. Now, turn all the ingredients upside down so that the chicken meat is completely soaked in the ingredients. Then, cover the bowl with cellophane and put it in the fridge.

chicken-for-jeweled-rice

4. Now, pour the rice into a bowl with water and let it soak. Peel and chop the remaining onions, pour them into a pan, and stir them up until they get golden.

5. Now, take the chopped chickens out of the refrigerator, put them in the pan, fry them with onions, and add little turmeric and pepper to the ingredients. Use the pan lid and let the sliced ​​chicken cook with the onion juice.

6. Let the chicken cook for about 20 minutes on low heat. Then brew a small amount of saffron, add salt, and fry it. Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a little cinnamon on the ingredients and mix them well. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.

7. Pour 6 glasses of water into a pot, add a little salt to it, and put it on high heat so that the water boils faster. Pour the rice into the pot and let it boil.

rice-for-morasa-polo

8. Test the rice after 7 minutes. If the area around it is soft and the rice kernel is a little firm, drain the rice, wash the pot, and put it on the heat to dry. Then, add oil to them and put the rice inside with a spatula.

9. Then, with the spoon’s handle, make a hole in the middle of the rice. Now use a flame spreader, increase the heat, and reduce the heat after about 4 to 5 minutes until the Morasa Polo is brewed.

10. Now, pour rose water over the sliced ​​almonds to soak them, and pour water over the barberries and raisins to soak. 10 minutes later, pour the sliced ​​almonds, barberry, and raisins into the drain. Then, put them aside to get rid of their excess water. 

11. Put a pan on low heat, add some oil, and then put each almond, barberry, and raisins in a specific part of the pan. Pour a slice of almonds and fry for 2-3 minutes, then barberry and 1 tablespoon of sugar (fry them for 1 minute) and raisins in the corner.

design-of-jeweled-rice

How to Serve Morasa Polo?

After frying them for 30 seconds, remove the pan from the heat. Take a plate; pour it with rice. Put the cooked chicken pieces on the rice, and then mix saffron with a bit of rice, and add it on top.

Then, design your dish with barberry, raisins, sliced ​​almonds, and peeled oranges on the rice in any model you like. Do not forget to add the sliced ​​pistachios to the rice in the same way without frying. Finally, enjoy eating your delicious jeweled rice with your family!

morasa-polo

Morasa Polo with Red Meat 

To prepare this delicious dish with beef or mutton, we can use sliced ​​meat or minced meat to your liking. If you use minced meat, you must combine the minced meat with 1 grated onion. Before mixing, you should remove the extra onion water, add some spices, and knead the ingredients together for 5 minutes. Then, make small meatballs from the meat and onion mixture and fry them in oil.

Do not forget to make this recipe and share it with us. If you also have any related questions about Morasa Polo Recipe, please do not hesitate to ask!

How to Make Morasa Polo in 11 Steps?

Recipe by Sara ShademaniCourse: Main coursesCuisine: persianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 
Calories

400

kcal

Morasa Polo is one of the most delicious dishes you can serve at parties and gatherings. It is also called Persian jeweled rice because of its beauty.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rice 

  • Chicken breast 400g 

  • ½ cup Raisins 

  • ½ Barberry 

  • 3 large onions 

  • ¼ cup almond slice

  • ¼ cup pistachio slices

  • ¼ cup Slices of Tangerine or Orange peel 

  • 2 tablespoons Brewed saffron 

  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon 

  • 2 tablespoons Sour lemon juice 

  • Salt and Black pepper as needed

  • Turmeric and oil as needed

Directions

  • To prepare Morasa Polo, peel the oranges, pour them into a glass of water, and set them aside to soak for 1 hour. Then pour the orange peels into a dipper and put them on the heat until you can remove the extracted juice of an orange and replace it with another cup of water.
  • Now, put it back on the stove flame. Do this 3 to 4 times to completely remove the bitterness of the orange peel. The last time you pour out the boiled water, instead of water, add 2 tablespoons of oil to the orange peels and fry them. Then add 1 tablespoon of sugar and fry continuously until the sugar dissolves and the orange peels become glassy. 
  • Place the chicken breast on a board, chop it into cubes and pour into a bowl. Then, wash and peel the onions, pour them into the chopped chicken bowl, and add some little lemon juice and salt to the ingredients. Now, turn all the ingredients upside down so that the chicken meat is completely soaked in the ingredients. Then, cover the bowl with cellophane and put it in the fridge.
  • Now, pour the rice into a bowl with water and let it soak. Peel and chop the remaining onions, pour them into a pan, and stir them up until they get golden.
  • Now, take the chopped chickens out of the refrigerator, put them in the pan, fry them with onions, and add little turmeric and pepper to the ingredients. Use the pan lid and let the sliced ​​chicken cook with the onion juice.
  • Let the chicken cook for about 20 minutes on low heat. Then brew a small amount of saffron, add salt, and fry it. Pour 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a little cinnamon on the ingredients and mix them well. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
  • Pour 6 glasses of water into a pot, add a little salt to it, and put it on high heat so that the water boils faster. Pour the rice into the pot and let it boil.
  • Test the rice after 7 minutes. If the area around it is soft and the rice kernel is a little firm, drain the rice, wash the pot, and put it on the heat to dry. Then, add oil to them and put the rice inside with a spatula.
  • Then, with the spoon’s handle, make a hole in the middle of the rice. Now use a flame spreader, increase the heat, and reduce the heat after about 4 to 5 minutes until the Morasa Polo is brewed.
  • Now, pour rose water over the sliced ​​almonds to soak them, and pour water over the barberries and raisins to soak. 10 minutes later, pour the sliced ​​almonds, barberry, and raisins into the drain. Then, put them aside to get rid of their excess water. 
  • Put a pan on low heat, add some oil, and then put each almond, barberry, and raisins in a specific part of the pan. Pour a slice of almonds and fry for 2-3 minutes, then barberry and 1 tablespoon of sugar (fry them for 1 minute) and raisins in the corner.
  • After frying them for 30 seconds, remove the pan from the heat. Take a plate; pour it with rice. Put the cooked chicken pieces on the rice, and then mix saffron with a bit of rice, and add it on top.
  • Then, design your dish with barberry, raisins, sliced ​​almonds, and peeled oranges on the rice in any model you like. Do not forget to add the sliced ​​pistachios to the rice in the same way without frying. Finally, enjoy eating your delicious jeweled rice with your family!

Notes

  • To prepare this delicious dish with beef or mutton, we can use sliced ​​meat or minced meat to your liking. If you use minced meat, you must combine the minced meat with 1 grated onion. Before mixing, you should remove the extra onion water, add some spices, and knead the ingredients together for 5 minutes. Then, make small meatballs from the meat and onion mixture and fry them in oil.

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