Morasa Polo or Javaher Polo is one of the most delicious, beautiful, and formal dishes that you can serve in ceremonies. You do not need a lot of time to prepare this dish but you have to use a wide variety of ingredient.
Javaher Polo Recipe with Chicken
Ingredients (for 6 to 7 people):
- Rice: 5 Cups
- Chicken Fillet: 500 g
- Butter: 150 g
- Orange Peel Slices (sweetened): 2 Cups
- Pistachio Slices: 1 Cup
- Almond Slices: 1 Cup
- Barberry: ½ Cup
- Brewed Saffron: 2 Tsp.
- Onion: 1
- Citric Acid: As needed
- Oil: As needed
- Sugar: 1 Tsp.
- Salt and Pepper: As needed
First prepare the rice like a regular Chelo and place it on the stove so it steams.
Meanwhile, in a suitable pan, add some butter and fry the onions in it, stir-fry the chicken fillets and spices and let the chicken cook with some water. Wash the barberries with cold water, and mix them with sugar.
Add a tablespoon of butter in another pan, add the barberry and sauté for a minute. Add the brewed saffron to the barberry as well.
To sweeten the orange peel, boil the slices four times each time for five minutes, pour them in a strainer and place in cold water for one hour. Next, for each cup of orange peel slices, add one cup of sugar and two cups of water.
You need to mix the water and sugar and place them on the heat. When the mix was boiling, add the slices and let them cook for 30 minutes on a gentle heat. Finally add the lime essence and remove it after a few seconds.
When the rice is completely ready and steamed, serve it in a suitable dish with the chicken decorate it with the nut slices, orange peel, and barberries.
Tip: You can soak the pistachio and almond slices in water and sugar so they have a better taste. Also, in the last 10 minute of steaming the rice, you can wrap the nut slices with some butter (separately) in a piece of aluminum foil and place it on the rice so they soften.
Javaher Polo Recipe with Ground Meat
Ingredients (for 4 to 5 people):
- Rice: 4 Cups
- Ground Meat: 250 g
- Small Onions: 3
- Almond Slices: 4 Tbsp.
- Pistachio Slices: 4 Tbsp.
- Sour Orange Peel: 2 Tbsp. (sliced)
- Barberry: 3 Tbsp.
- Raisins: 2 Tbsp.
- Brewed Saffron: ½ Cup
- Salt, Black Pepper, and Turmeric: As needed
- Lime Juice: 1 Tbsp.
- Rose Water: 1 Tsp.
First, rinse the rice with water and soak. Then knead the ground meat with the two of the onions (grated) and spices. Form the mix into small meatballs and fry them in a pan with some oil. Then stir them with the remaining onion (diced) until they are golden.
After cooking and draining the rice, add the meatballs and fried onions between layers of rice and let it steam. If you want to have a more formal rice, you need to drain the rice sooner than the usual.
In the meantime, slice the sour orange peel and pour it in water and let them cook for a while. Remember to change the water several times to remove any bitterness completely.
Finally, after changing the water for 3 to 4 times, stir the slices with the lime juice and rose water. If you prefer sweet tastes, we can add a tablespoon of sugar too.
Next, wash the almonds and sauté with the barberry. Stir pistachios with raisins as well.
Finally, serve the rice in the dish and decorate it with a variety of slices and saffron rice. Remember that decorating this dish is very important. Nooshe Jan!