21 May, 2022

Persian Barberry Rice with Saffron Chicken

Ingredients (Serving 4 Portion people):

Liquid Saffron:
• ½ teaspoon Sun’s Secret saffron, ground
• 2 ice cubes
Tomato Paste Sauce:
• 3 tablespoon tomato paste
• 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
• ½ teaspoon turmeric
• ½ teaspoon pepper
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ cup water
• 1 tablespoon Sun’s Secret saffron, liquid
• 1.5 lb. chicken thighs or use chicken breast (bone -in and skin-off)
• ½ teaspoon butter, melted
• 2 tablespoon olive & vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 tablespoon Sun’s Secret saffron, liquid
• 1 large onion, sliced
• 1 bell pepper, cut into chunks
• 2 carrots, sliced (optional)

Barberries: (Zereshk)
• 2 tablespoon Sun’s Secret saffron, liquid
• 3 tablespoon red barberries
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1 tablespoon oil
• 1 tablespoon water

Persian Barberry Rice with Saffron Chicken: Zereshk Polo ba morgh


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The loveliest “Zereshk Polo Morgh”, features many of the elements of Persian classic cuisine and wonderful flavors that served with succulent chicken, tomato sauce and glistening with a luscious & delectable layer of saffron on barberry rice which is undoubtedly the most common Persian food in dinner parties or family gathering.

The Golden Secret & Shining Star of this unique recipe is

Certainly the plenty of Sun’s Secret Saffron



Steps to make this especial recipe by the method of Sun’s Secret Kitchen

  • STEP 1:

Liquid Saffron:

At first, place the ice cubes in a cup and sprinkle Sun’s Secret saffron on top. Then let it sit in room temperature until melted and saffron is completely dissolved.

  • STEP 2:

Tomato Paste Sauce:

  • STEP 1:

After that, heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and then add some spices like: turmeric, salt and pepper. Next, let the spices mix for 1 minutes.

  • STEP 2:

Next, add tomato paste until change to dark red and then add with water. Bring to boil and let it simmer about 2-3 minutes. Put it aside please to cool.

Chicken and Veggies:

  • STEP 1:

First, sprinkle & mix the chicken thighs or breast with salt and pepper or other your favorite spices.

  • STEP 2:

Next, heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat and after that, add butter and melt it.

  • STEP 3:

Put the chicken thighs & breasts in your cooking pan and then pour liquid Sun’s Secret saffron all around the pan.

  • STEP 4:

At this stage, Sear the chicken thighs & breasts until the chicken skins change to a golden brown and crispy about 7- 8 minutes. Then, again flip your chicken, so the other side also gets golden, brown about 5 minutes.

  • STEP 5:

Take the chicken thighs or breasts out of the pan and add with chopped and sliced onion, bell pepper and carrots to the pan.

  • STEP 6:

After that, sauté & fried the veggies for 2-3 minutes and place the chicken on them. Then, add the tomato paste sauce and the liquid Sun’s Secret saffron to your pan.

  • STEP 7:

Let it cook on low heat until veggies texture become soft and the chicken pieces are fully juicy & cooked.

  • STEP 8:

Meanwhile make the rice and before serving, prepare the barberries. In this way that, at first, put and mix the barberries, water, vegetable oil (melted butter), sugar, pistachio slices (optional) and liquid Sun’s Secret saffron and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

Next, put the pan on low heat and cook the barberries until become bright red and shiny.

Saffron RICE:

  • STEP 1:

At first, start with washing the rice about 2-3 times for removing extra starch in rice. Next, bring water to boil in a pot and meanwhile that, it’s boiling, add some salt and pour in your rice.

Cook the rice for about 7 to 10 minutes (of course, depends on the type of your rice). We don’t like the rice to cook completely. In fact, the rice should be soft on the edges and firm in the middle. After that, strain the rice and pour cold water over it.

Next, put a pot on the stove and pour ⅛ cup vegetable oil or melted butter in it and covering the bottom of pot completely. You can add some bloomed Sun’s Secret saffron  to the oil.

To Serve:

  • STEP 1:

Take about 8-10 tablespoon of rice and mix it with 4 tablespoon liquid Sun’s Secret saffron. Set it aside please.

We offer also mix some fried barberries into it or just serve the barberries on top as you like.

  • Serve the saffron chicken with tomato sauce in a bowl with fried sliced potatoes.

Serve Warm & Enjoy it! …

Saffron is one of the most important & special ingredient in this unique & delicious recipe which will dazzle you. So it’s best to buy & use high quality. If your grocery store doesn’t carry it, we suggest to try our international food market in Sun’s Secret Website.

You can buy super grade Sun’s Secret saffron here

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