Morgh polou

Morgh polou

Rice with chicken

By
From
The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook
Serves
4-5
Photographer
Alan Benson

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 chicken, jointed, (about 1.5 kg)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
60g butter or ghee
1 large onion, finely chopped
75g dried apricots, chopped
60g sultanas
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
1 quantity Chelou

Method

  1. Wipe the chicken dry with paper towels. Season all the pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat half the butter in a frying pan and brown the chicken pieces on all sides, in batches if necessary. Remove to a plate.
  3. Heat the remaining butter in the pan and gently fry the onion until translucent. Add the apricots and sultanas and cook for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and a little water to dissolve the browned sediment.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the chelou recipe to the point where the rice is boiled for 5 minutes and drained. Swirl half the butter mixture from the chelou recipe around the pan, then spread half the rice evenly over the base. Place the chicken pieces on top of the rice. Spread the apricot mixture over the chicken. Spread the remaining rice over the top, then add the remaining butter mixture from the chelou recipe.
  5. Cover the rim of the pan with two paper towels, put the lid on tightly and cook over low heat for 50 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.
  6. While the polou is cooking, boil two tablespoons of water and mix it with the saffron. Set aside to steep.
  7. Just before serving, sprinkle the saffron liquid over the rice and gently stir it in. Serve piled on a platter.
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