Addas Polo (lentil rice w/raisin’s & dates)

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1 1/2 cups uncooked brown basmati rice
1 cup of dry green or brown lentils
3 1/4 cup of water
2 Tbsp Bensons Table Tasty salt free seasoning
1 cup raisins or currants
20 deglet noor dates, chopped
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp saffron
1/4 tsp cardamom


1-Rinse the rice and lentils under cold running water.
2-Put rice, lentils, Bensons salt free seasoning and water in the instant pot. Close the lid, seal the vent and cook on manual for 23 minutes and let the pressure come down naturally. Open lid carefully and fluff rice with a fork.
3-Add the remaining ingredients, raisins, dates and spices.
4-Toss gently and close the lid.
5-Leave on warm for at least 20-30 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Addas Polo (lentil rice w/raisin’s & dates)”

  1. Do you have a good recipe for Albolo(sp) Polo? The cherry rice? Was one of my absolute favorites when i lived in Iran

    1. Hi Laila, unfortunately that one I don’t have. Not sure why I haven’t attempted to convert that dish to a healthier version. Now you have me thinking of attempting it. Thank you for the suggestion

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