Lentil Rice with Raisins (Adas Polo)

Lentil Rice with Raisins (Adas Polo)
Total time:
75 min
15 min
60 min
Created by:
Hot Meals


4 cup Basmati Rice

2 cup Lentils (Green or Brown)

2 cup Raisins

1 each Onion

4 tbsp Unsalted Butter

4 tbsp Oil

2 tbsp Salt

0.5 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Rinse and drain the rice and lentils separately.
  2. Boil the rice with 1 tbsp salt and 8 cups of water until you can smash each rice between your fingers.
  3. Meanwhile, boil the lentils with 1 tbsp salt and 4 cups of water until they get soft but not smashed or broken, then drain them and remove any extra water.
  4. Melt 4 tbsp of unsalted butter in a pan, fry the chopped onion until soften and golden, add the raisins and cinnamon and stir continually for 1 min, then remove from heat.
  5. Mix the rice, lentils and raisins in a large bowl gently, add salt if needed.
  6. Spread 2 tbsp of oil in the bottom of a large pot, add the rice mixture gently to the pot, then add another 2 tbsp of oil on the top.
  7. Place the lid and cook on medium-low heat about 30 min.

Full description

Adas Polo is a Persian style mix rice, with added raisins and lentils. Serve on its own or as a side to a curry or similar dish.


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