12 Persian Recipes - Eslaamboli Polo (Polow) Recipe: with rice, ground lamb/beef and tomato paste
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Eslaamboli Polo (Polow) Recipe
with rice, ground lamb/beef and tomato paste
Makes 4 Servings

  • basmati or long-grain rice, 500 grams (1.1 lbs)
  • ground lamb or beef, 400 grams
  • medium onions, 4
  • tomato paste, 4 spoons
  • cooking oil
  • salt
  • black pepper


Peel and slice onions. Fry in oil until slightly golden. Add ground lamb or beef, salt, and black pepper and fry until color changes. Dissolve tomato paste in a glass of hot water and add to meat. Cook for a few minutes until little water is left.

Prepare rice as described in the recipe for polow but after rice is half-cooked and rinsed, mix it with the meat, and continue cooking.