Persian Polow with Green Beans & Tomatoes

Preparation info
  • Servings:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in
Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2000

  • About

Green beans and tomatoes are relatively new along the Silk Road, but they have been incorporated into the cuisines of many of the countries along it and are very popular.


  • 2 cups long-grain white basmati rice
  • 12 tablespoons vegetable oil, butter or ghee


  1. Pick over and wash the rice per the Gilani Smothered Rice master recipe.
  2. Heat 4 tablespoons oil in a wok or medium nonstick pot over medium heat until very hot. Add the mustard seeds and the cinnamon, and cook for 10 seconds, until