Keshmesh Polo ba Morgh – Raisin Rice with Chicken


If you are a fan of sweet foods, this delicious raisin rice (Keshmesh Polo) will definitely place in your favorite list because it is both very tasty and quick to prepare. Chicken accompanies this dish and as I mentioned before it is easy to cook; even if you are not professional in cooking the result will be perfect. So lets cook it and don’t waste our time.


  • 2 cup long grain white rice (non-cooked)
  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons of fried onion ( sauté onion)
  • 1/2 cup raisin
  • 30 grams butter
  • Brew Saffron as enough as needed
  • Salt, pepper, and turmeric to taste


First, it is better to soak the raisins in water for one hour or two to wet and slightly soft.

Soaking the raisins
soaking the raisins in water

Then drain the rice, put it into a pot with some oil on the bottom of it and let it to cook in low heat for about 30 minutes.

reading the rice
readying the rice

Chop the chicken breast into pieces, sauté them with 1 tablespoon of fried onion, salt, pepper and turmeric until their color changes.

frying the chopped chicken with fried onion
frying the chopped chickens with fried onion

Now add some water to the chickens and let them to cook. There is no need to add too much water, because not only are they into pieces, but also we should have some thick sauce at the end.

adding water
adding water

Until chickens cook, we can prepare raisins. Drain them put them into a pan, add some butter, brewed saffron, and let butter to melt in medium heat.

saute raisins
saute raisins

Now add the residue of the sauté onion and stir them. Turn it off it is ready.

adding saute onion to raisins
adding fried onion to raisins

Now it is the stage of adding the rest of brewed saffron to the cooked chickens.

adding saffron

Pour the chicken sauce separately in a bowl. Add the chickens to the mixes of raisins and warm them up.

chicken and raisins are ready

So obviously, our food is ready. You can garnish the rice with your mixed chicken and put the sauce in its side. This recipe serves four.

Bon appetite.

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