Persian Rice With Barberries (Zereshk Polow)
130 mins (prep 60, cooking 70)
8 ingredients
2 servings
This is delicious rice! I adore the barberries in this. This is excellent served with Iranian Chicken With Turmeric, Saffron, and Lemon Juice or you can add some cooked chicken as you layer the rice. "There are a couple of different ways to make Zereshk Polow. Some folks layer the rice with zereshk (barberries) and steam them together while others simply make a chelow and add the zereshk on top. Personally, I am a fan of the first method as I think that the polow as a whole tastes better. With this said the zereshk changes color in the steaming process and goes from a gorgeous bright ruby red color to a dull brownish color. So at some point I came up with an idea where I hold on to a little bit of the zereshk and sprinkle it on top of the rice when it’s time to serve it." Modified from a recipe found on

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Serving Size (180.6 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 727.44 Calories from Fat 300.78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33.42g 102.84%
Saturated Fat 19.74g 197.37%
Trans Fat 1.21g %
Cholesterol 79.5mg 53.0%
Sodium 278.44mg 23.2%
Total Carbohydrate 100.71g 67.14%
Dietary Fiber 3.84 g 30.72%
Sugars 18.5 g %
Protein 9.16g 36.65%
Vitamin A 1011.07IU% Vitamin C 11.97mg%
Calcium 57.27mg% Iron 3.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:


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