Zereshk Polo Morgh – Barberry Rice with Chicken
Zereshk Polo Morgh literally means: Zereshk (dried barberry), Rice, Chicken. It’s one of the easiest dishes in Iranian cuisine. It cooks in 1 hour. But if you like a good tahdig (rice crust) it can take longer 😉
I think with chicken thighs tastes better but feel free to use any part of chicken you like.
You’ll need also prepare white rice, here is the Kateh style rice which is “quicker” to make.
| Servings: 2
In a pot add chicken, onions, and rosemary (optional)… stir fry them on medium high heat
When they gain golden color on the surface, turn them over, add Turmeric, salt, and pepper & stir fry for some seconds
Add boiling water
Put the lid and simmer for 40mins on medium heat
Afterward, remove the onion from the pot, prepare the tomato concentration:
preparation of Zereshk
Meanwhile the chickens are cooked
In each plate goes persian white rice with tahdig (rice crust) and a mix of rice with zereshk & saffron on top.
The chickens go beside the white rice, pour more juice on white rice for a greater taste for rice
Noosh e Jan 😉
P.s. this dish is served with fresh herbs, fresh onions and greek white yogurt
Recipe of persian white rice