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great support from Shirin

July 17th, 2007 Teheran

Shirin Homann Saadat sent rice, saffron, mixed spices and sweets.


Shirin wrote: “Es ist ein Kräutergemisch, das normalerweise mit dem Reis “Polo” verkocht wird, dann heisst das “Sabsi Polo” Kräuter bzw grüner Reis. Die Bonbons legt man normalerweise in den Mund und kippt Tee nach. Es gibt viel bessere, wo Sesam oder Safranfäden drin sind, diese waren schon etwas “verwittert”, aber die einzigen, die ich noch hatte.”

This means that I am half way towards cooking a perfect Iranian dish.

Sabzi polo (Persian: ???? ???) is an Iranian (Persian) dish of rice and chopped herbs, and is usually served with fish. In Persian, sabz means green, and sabzi can refer to herbs or vegetables. Polo is a style of cooked rice, known in English as pilaf.
The herbs used in sabzi polo vary, but typically include coriander, dill, chives or scallions, fenugreek, and parsley.
Iranians traditionally eat sabzi polo “with white fish” for lunch on norouz, the Iranian new year, with their family and relatives.

(found on wikipedia)