This delightful dish is a harmonious blend of colors, aromas, and textures, which beautifully represents the lively nature of Persian cuisine.

These are the ingredients you will need for making Zereshk Polo. Click on 👇 "learn more" for the full list with measurements.

Put a heavy-based pan on medium heat. Add half of the olive oil and sear the chicken pieces until slightly browned, set them aside on a plate.

Put the chicken pieces back into the pan, lower the heat, and cover with the lid. Let it simmer gently until the chicken becomes fork-tender.

Pre-cook the rice while the chicken in tomato sauce is cooking. Wash the rice in a sieve under running water until the water from the rice is clear.

Cook the rice for 7-8 minutes on medium-high heat. Once the rice is halfway cooked, drain it in a colander and rinse it with cold water a few times.

Heat butter in a frying pan over low to medium heat. Add the barberries and heat it up on medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Sprinkle on the sugar.

Stir in the rest of the bloomed saffron then quickly sauté for about a minute. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside for later.

Layer the golden saffron rice with barberry on top of the white fluffy basmati rice. Serve the chicken and vegetables in their sauce separately.

Zereshk Polo Morgh pairs well with light and vibrant Salad Shirazi. Click on 👇 "learn more for the full recipe with tips and step-by-step instructions.