Adas Polo Persian Rice With Lentils
- 1 1⁄2 cups lentils soaked
- 2 cups rice
- 2 onions sliced thinly
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon saffron or food color
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 cup dates
In a large saucepan add soaked lentils. salt, black pepper and salt. Bring water to a boil, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain water from lentils and set aside.
In a pan add 1 cup water and dates to make them tender. cook for 2 minutes and drain dates. Add oil to dates and then add raisins. Saute for 2 minutes and set aside. In the same pan add sliced onions and cook until light brown. Set aside.
In a large pot add water and bring it to boil. Once water starts boiling add soaked rice and cook for 10 minutes and drain rice. In a bowl add layer of rice and layer of lentils and mix. In a separate bowl add rest of the rice and saffron or food color.
In a baking dish layer mix lentils rice, color rice, dates & raisin mixture. Bake rice for 20 mintues or until rice is cooked. Serve hot with with mast o khiar and salad shirazi.
RECIPE COURTESY BY GRATIFY COOKING