polow is a traditional rice dish made with green beans, beef, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. This one-pot meal offers the perfect portion of tender meat, healthy vegetables, and rice for a satisfying meal your entire family will love.
In Iranian cooking, polow is rice cooked with meat, vegetables, herbs and/or spices. Persian cuisine offers many wonderful varieties of
polow dishes, each unique from the other. Slowly, simmered chunks of beef, lamb, or chicken are more commonly used in Lubia
polow, but since I have ground beef on hand more often than a beef roast or lamb meat, I wanted to offer you simple approach to making this savory dish when you’re looking for an easy lunch or dinner meal that takes little effort with great results.
If you sit down to a Persian dinner table to enjoy Lubia polow,
there is a good chance you will experience a slightly different taste depending on the cook behind the dish. That’s the beautiful thing about polow – it can take on a unique flavor dictated by the herbs, spices, and ingredients used while still staying true to the character of the dish.
I love the charm of this dish. I used a combination of turmeric, cinnamon, salt, and pepper simmered in to ground beef, frozen green beans, and chunks of tomatoes. I love the way it creates the perfect combination of a warm and comforting blend of meat and vegetables tucked between layers of tender Basmati rice.
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