Adas Polo

adas polo
This recipe for Adas Polo is from an Assyrian friend.  The dish combines Basmati rice, lentils, onion, beef, raisins and saffron.  This version uses meat but you can easily leave it out if you prefer.
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  • Prep1hr 5min |
  • Total2hr 5min |
  • Serves 6



Preheat oven to 350F.

Cut beef into very small pieces, about 1/4".

Heat the canola oil in a pan, add the beef and chopped onion and cook for about 25 minutes.

Season the beef mixture to taste with salt and pepper then add the saffron.

Cook the lentils in boiling water for about 10 minutes, drain.

Cook the Basmati rice for about 20 minutes, drain.

Combine the rice, lentils, and raisins together, add the beef and onion mixture then stir gently to combine.

Place the rice mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bake in oven for 1 hour.

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