Make a perfect Persian Herbed Rice in your pressure cooker. This is a super simple, and very flavorful Instant Pot Sabzi Polo recipe that goes well with just about any meat or vegetable–although traditionally you’d have it with grilled fish.
WHAT IS SABZI POLO?
Sabz in Persian means green and is used to refer to vegetables or herbs. Polo is like saying pilaf or pilau. So Sabzi Polo is just a green, herby, delicious rice. This dish is traditionally made during the Persian New Year or Nowrooz but of course no need to wait until then to make this delicious rice dish!
How to make Instant Pot Sabzi Polo?
Now we are, of course, going to take a few shortcuts. The first one of these shortcuts s that we are going to use dried herbs for our Instant Pot Sabzi Pollo.
You could, of course, use fresh herbs like dill, parsley, chives or scallions etc. But I find it is a lot easier to use a blend of dried herbs made expressly for this purpose. So I buy this Sabzi Polo blend from Amazon to make my Instant Pot Sabzi Polo
Speaking of shortcuts, I also don’t soak the herbs like many other recipes ask you to, since the Instant Pot does the soaking for you in many ways.
So basically just dump everything in the pot and cook. You could also make this Instant Pot Sabzi Polo with my air fryer Persian Joojeh Kabab that is an easy recipe for a very delicious chicken kababs.
I also have a ton of different Instant Pot Rice recipes here that you might like.
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Make a perfect Persian Herbed Rice in your pressure cooker. This is a super simple, and very flavorful Instant Pot Sabzi Polo recipe that goes well with just about any meat or vegetable--although traditionally you'd have it with grilled fish.
- 1 cup basmati rice rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup mixed dried herbs for sabzi polo either purchased packet or a combination of dried herbs such as cilantro, parsley, chives, and dill
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
Place the rinsed rice in the inner liner of your Instant Pot. Add the mixed dried herbs, water, and salt and mix well.
Cut up the butter into small pieces and sprinkle it over the rice.
Cook the rice and herbs on high pressure for 4 minutes, and then allow the pot to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes.
Release any remaining pressure, open the lid, and stir gently with a spatula, taking care to not break the rice.
I am not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information is provided a courtesy, and can vary depending on the exact ingredients you use.
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