500 grams long-grain rice or basmati
6 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon salt
The preparation of polow (chelow) is more elaborate than kateh and results in a delicious non-sticky rice. It is normally served with kababs or any of the main Persian dishes.
Wash rice twice and soak in salted warm water for 2-3 hours, then drain the water. Pour water in a large pan until it is half-full and bring it to a boil.
Add rice and a spoonful of salt and continue boiling until rice slightly softens. Pour rice into a drain and wash it with slightly warm water.
Pour 3 spoonfuls of cooking oil into the pan and add rice. Pour 3 more spoonfuls of oil over rice. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for about half an hour. If cooking time is increased, a delicious crispy layer of rice (called ta-dig) will form at the bottom of the pan.