Tahchin Morgh (Tahcheen ba morgh)

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Tahchin Morgh (Tahcheen ba morgh)
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Ingredients
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700g Chicken fillets
500g Long grain rice
2 Onions
3 gloves Garlic
3 pinches Saffron
1 teaspoon Turmeric
Vegetable oil
250ml Chicken broth water
400g Greek yogourt (or cream)
4 Egg yolks
Salt & Pepper
  • 1h45
  • Serves 4
  • Medium

Ingredients

Directions

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Chicken preparation (morgh)

Cut the onions and sauté them with 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil until the onions become translucent.
Add the chicken fillets, cut into small pieces of about 2-3 cm. Add a little salt and black pepper and brown everything.

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Pour in the chicken broth (water), reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until the liquid evaporates. Sponge the fat with paper and put the chicken fillets and onions in a bowl.

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Rice preparation (polo)

Cook 500g of rice with about 850ml of water, saffron (½ teaspoon), turmeric, salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook over low heat without stirring until the rice absorbs all the liquid and softens.

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Once your rice is ready, beat the egg yolks until a fluffy texture, then add the Greek yogurt (or cream), saffron (2 pinches) and a little salt. Mix well.
Add 3 tablespoons of this mixture to the chicken fillets and mix.
Put the rest of the mixture with the rice.

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Tahchin Morgh preparation

Pour a little of the oil in a fairly deep dish and add 1/3 of the rice. Form a clean layer with the back of a spoon.
Add half of the chicken fillets on top.

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Then add another layer of rice and put the rest of the chicken pieces.
Finish with a generous layer of the rest of the rice and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon.

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Cooking Tahchin ba morgh

Add 2 tablespoons of oil or butter on top of your Tahchin.
Bake the dish in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 1.5 hours or until the rice has a nice golden crust.

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Tahcheen Morgh tasting

Let your Tahchin Morgh rest for about 10 minutes before eating it.
You can sprinkle it with pistachios and add barberry (zereshk) for decoration.
Enjoy your meal !

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