Persian New Year (Nowruz) is the celebration of the first day of spring (Bahar) with all its beauty, greenery and blossoms. Traditional Nowruz dishes are made with herbs representing new life and revival. Sabzi polow is a delicious and healthy dish usually served with smoked white fish (mahi doodi) or fried fish. I posted a sabzi polow recipe last year, here. However, this new variation came about in an attempt to have every grain of rice and chopped vegetables blend well together. In addition to the fresh vegetables, I used 3 tablespoons of dried vegetables which were a combination of parsley, leek and dill.
3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled *optional
2 1/2 cups of long grain rice
oil for the bottom of the pot (2-3) tablespoons
- Sprinkle the liquid saffron over the rice.
Enjoy and Eid Mobarak!