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Green Beans mixed rice (Loobia Polow, vegetarian version)

Loobia Polow is another of popular mixed rice, typically made with cut green beans and diced meat (often beat or lamb, and less frequently with chicken breast).

Developing a dislike for meat family over the past years, I have been trying to skip or replace the meat component of Persian foods – with much success, I must boast!  As for the dish at hand, I have replaced meat with potatoes which makes it quite similar to another Persian dish called estamboli polow.  This version is much faster to prepare and just as delicious in my opinion.  Please read through, as I will be explaining, for the first time in this blog, a simple method of preparing rice which is half way between two methods of preparing rice Iranian style: soaked & drained (saaf kardeh) and not drained (kateh).

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