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Loobia Polo (The Perfect Persian Green Bean Rice)

Loobia Polo is one of the most delicious yet nostalgic Persian recipes that can take every Iranian to those rainy days in winter when they open the door and feel the aroma of Loobia Polo and the warmth of the house. By looking at the recipes of different cultures, there are only a few dishes similar to the complex palate of Loobia Polo. The closest equivalent to this meal is Mexican rice, but the pixie dust of Persian spices takes this dish to another level and makes it one of the most delicious rice dishes all over the world. You can look at the color, feel the texture, and let your mind capture the special moment of smelling the tempting aroma of Loobia Polo and then its taste. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Loobia Polo
Servings: 4 person
Calories: 470kcal
Author: solmaz haghighat


  • Rice: 3 Cups
  • Green Beans: 250 gr
  • Tomatoes: 2 medium size
  • Tomato paste: 2 tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 large
  • Carrots if you want to use: 1 large
  • Cooking Oil: 2 tablespoon
  • Salt and Pepper: 1 tablespoon each
  • Turmeric: ½ tablespoon
  • Saffron: ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon: ½ teaspoon


  • Step One: Saute the meat or make and saute meatballs. (Omit this step if you are a vegetarian/vegan)
  • Step Two: Cut the green beans and saute them with onion, tomato paste and spices.
  • Step Three: Let the rice boil in the water for a few minutes until they float on the surface. Then drain the rice.
  • Step Four: Use a pot and put one layer of rice at the bottom and the sauce you made on top of it. Continue doing it until you are out of ingredients.
  • Step Five: Put the pot first on high heat for a few minutes then lower the heat and let it cook for 1 hour.


You can serve Loobia Polo with Shirazi Salad.