Orange Rind Rice

Narenj Palaw

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Parwana

Parwana

By Durkhanai Ayubi

Published 2020

  • About

A delicate and fragrant rice dish topped with a mix of candied citrus peel and nuts, narenj palaw is popular in Afghan cuisine. Like kabuli palaw, it was often reserved for special occasions because of the delicacy of the ingredients and the time taken to prepare them.

In Afghanistan, the citrus peel comes from a fruit called narenj, which is a cross between an orange and a lemon, and more widely known as bitter orange. In Australia, where narenj isn’t available, it can be substitut