Shiveed Baghaleh Polo – Fresh fava bean and dill rice pilaf

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This is one of many mixed rice dishes in Persian cuisine and I would say my all-time favorite! The second favorite being Zereshk Polo, rice with barberries and saffron.

This rice dish is typically served with stewed beef or lamb as well as roasted or stewed chicken with the usual Persian spice mixture called advieh and saffron. A side of yogurt or fire-roasted pickled eggplants (Liteh Bademjan) would complete this dish!

There are a few variations to this dish and the fava beans can be replaced with lima beans and the herbs can be expanded to include parsley, cilantro, fenugreek leaves as well.

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Khoresh Pesteh-ye Kermani – Kerman region chicken and pistachio stew with fresh dill

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This tasty stew is from the city of Kerman in the southeastern region of Iran, showcasing the use of pistachios in a unique way.

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