Polow or Chelow

Polow or Chelow


* 500 grams basmati or long-grain rice
* cooking oil
* salt


Wash rice twice and soak in salted warm water for 3-4 hours, then drain the water. Pour water in a large non-stick pan until it is half-full and bring it to a boil. Add rice and a spoonful of salt and continue boiling until rice slightly softens. Pour rice into a drain and wash it with  lukewarm water.

Add a few spoonfuls of oil into the pan and add rice. Add a few more spoonfuls of oil over rice. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for about half an hour. If cooking time is increased, a crispy layer of rice (called ta-dig) will form at the bottom of the pan.

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