Spring Pilaf with Fresh Green

Sabzi Polo

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By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 1998

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A beautiful version of herbed rice using the first greens of spring (sabzi means “greens” in Farsi) is traditionally served at Persian New Year, No-Rooz, around the vernal equinox in March. Alongside is presented an herb omelette and, often, fried fish. The rice is prepared as for chelo, then it is layered with herbs when it is placed in the pot for steaming. Serve with Golden Chicken Kebabs with Sumac and, if you wish, a chopped salad.