Andy Makes Herb Rice with Scallions and Saffron | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 27 March 2019
  • Join Andy Baraghani in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as he makes herb rice with scallions and saffron. This recipe is a labor of love. This rice dish is based on one of the most famous Persian polos (pilaf), known as sabzi polo. And while the fried shallots are not traditional (you can take them out if you’d like), they add a crunchy layer to the dish.
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  • Kamalika Mukherjee
    Kamalika Mukherjee  2 days back

    The crispy fried onions are called 'beresta' or 'birista' in my side of the world (the Indian subcontinent, esp in Bangladesh and Pakistan) and is an indispensable part of the Moghlai cuisine, used extensively in the cooking of meat dishes or pilafs like 'biriyani' or 'Yakhni pulav'. In case of the pilaf dishes, the 'birista' is spread in between the layers of rice and meat and in case of meat dishes or kebabs, the birista is often ground into a paste along with curd (plain yogurt) and used in the marinade.

    • Nathan Snavely
      Nathan Snavely  5 days back

      Definitely will be making this for family this weekend 👌🏼😅

      • CupidCrux
        CupidCrux  5 days back

        Can people maybe just not keep interrupting Andy's videos? like damn you'll get your own screen time...

        • Daryl F
          Daryl F  5 days back

          wow a beautiful man in a white tee is just the sexiest. if i were Chris i would be constantly distracted & burn/cut myself a lot lol 😍

          • Anna Minges
            Anna Minges  6 days back

            Please do this shirtless next time

            • Anna Minges
              Anna Minges  6 days back

              Oh, Andy. You're just the best. I love this rice so much.

              • sesame
                sesame  1 weeks back

                i'm so curious as to how the lettuce crusts tastes...! i have a strong distaste for cooked , soggy lettuce but that looked so thin and crispy !

                • Persian Test Kitchen
                  Persian Test Kitchen  1 weeks back

                  Try out my Persian dishes on my channel

                  • Chillifirex
                    Chillifirex  2 weeks back

                    Everybody in this commemt section has a huge crush on Andy. And if you don't, you are lying.

                    • Rebecca A.
                      Rebecca A.  2 weeks back

                      andy is so good looking its intimidating. like can anyone that good looking actually be a good cook? I don't trust him.

                      • LRS
                        LRS  2 weeks back

                        just the way andy says sabzi polo you can tell his farsi is on point

                        • Zeina Kheir
                          Zeina Kheir  2 weeks back


                          • na10
                            na10  3 weeks back

                            what's the intro song?

                            • B AD
                              B AD  3 weeks back

                              Where would you find this rice?

                              • Emily Lassere
                                Emily Lassere  3 weeks back

                                Am I the only one loving that Dutch oven ?

                                • lilacfunk
                                  lilacfunk  3 weeks back

                                  The voice levels could be louder. I had the volume at maximum and was still struggling to hear throughout the episode

                                  • B. K
                                    B. K  3 weeks back

                                    This isn't sabzi polo.

                                    • Sam Lloyd
                                      Sam Lloyd  3 weeks back

                                      andy is an EXPERT at washing it until the water is clear, i'm sure.

                                      • Shoshiko
                                        Shoshiko  3 weeks back

                                        Andy is a babe and I would watch an hour long video of him just chopping herbs.

                                        • tushar dixit
                                          tushar dixit  4 weeks back

                                          it's pulao not polo

                                          • Dino Sarma
                                            Dino Sarma  4 weeks back

                                            The reason his rice is that colour is because he’s using sella basmati. Raw basmati will never be that shade. If you see the tips of the white basmati having a light brown colour, that’s how you know it’s proper aged. Sella is basically the fast track for proper aging. The one he’s using is likely only aged one year. That’s not bad, but it’s nothing to get excited about.

                                            • Omnia Ali
                                              Omnia Ali  4 weeks back

                                              It was ok... tbh I kinda j felt like it was standard rice. It was really fluffy thou. Also be really generous with the salt

                                              • Tracy Paddy
                                                Tracy Paddy  4 weeks back

                                                Is it necessary to have a team member come over and just talk and interrupt the process? Sat in a room of people watching this, various ages, and no one could hear Chris Morocco.

                                                • Lauren Nicole
                                                  Lauren Nicole  4 weeks back

                                                  more rice!!! i love rice! looks so delicious!!

                                                  • john alt
                                                    john alt  1 months back

                                                    ANDY ES BORIQUA.

                                                    • ginna ricci
                                                      ginna ricci  1 months back

                                                      Tons of salt !!! 👎👎👎

                                                      • Corey Mondello
                                                        Corey Mondello  1 months back

                                                        “That’s really gay.” - Andy 😂

                                                        • Alisha Rout
                                                          Alisha Rout  1 months back

                                                          Sabzi in Hindi means Vegetable & Pulao is Rice cooked with Vegetables.

                                                          • James Dooling
                                                            James Dooling  1 months back

                                                            The leftover oil from frying shallots makes a delicious addition to the dressing for a wilted spinach salad.

                                                            • Ian Cryar
                                                              Ian Cryar  1 months back

                                                              That looks amazing and kind of reminds me of this cafe in Vegas nowhere near the main drag that we liked sort of Mideast meets West joint

                                                              • Josh Musson
                                                                Josh Musson  1 months back

                                                                Can we have Andy do an whole fish dish please and thanks

                                                                • S H
                                                                  S H  1 months back

                                                                  Dear Andy, where do you get these beautiful white t-shirts?
                                                                  Love you and your recipes.

                                                                  • Atypical Meow
                                                                    Atypical Meow  1 months back

                                                                    Andy please teach us Khoroshte Gheymeh 💕💕

                                                                    • Heike
                                                                      Heike  1 months back

                                                                      My OCD wants to fix the strap of his apron

                                                                      • toshiyuki suzuki
                                                                        toshiyuki suzuki  2 months back

                                                                        Oh! Me again.... lemme just say with heaps of thanks that I appreciate your clean and neat look while teaching people how to cook. There are chefs who look like they have been fermenting themselves for a month. Personal hygiene and food safety are twins! We have a huge responsibility to protect the health of the people we feed. Nourish, not perish!

                                                                        • toshiyuki suzuki
                                                                          toshiyuki suzuki  2 months back

                                                                          Hi Andy of Bon Appétit! Thank you for your many wonderful vids. Eventhough you could easily become a porn star because of your smile, looks and built, you rock as a senior food ed, teaching people how to cook, perhaps they will have happier family tables while bringing people together, or perhaps a food business... you're doing some great stuff, Sir! Thanks😊
                                                                          BTW, where can I get the same mortar and pestle that you are using?

                                                                          • suekchong1
                                                                            suekchong1  2 months back

                                                                            I was skeptical about lettuce 😮 but I was surprised it still produced crusty rice and lettuce didn't taste burnt.
                                                                            Please show us your Ghormeh Sabbzi soon!

                                                                            • Tom Chapman
                                                                              Tom Chapman  2 months back

                                                                              Andy is such a snack

                                                                              • Paul Lashmana
                                                                                Paul Lashmana  2 months back

                                                                                Love the short crossover of @UCbpMy0Fg74eXXkvxJrtEn3w and 'David Tennant does a podcast' - Two of my most favourite things online right now!

                                                                                • Suba 24
                                                                                  Suba 24  2 months back

                                                                                  It's kind of like dum biryani

                                                                                  • Urvashi Kaul
                                                                                    Urvashi Kaul  2 months back

                                                                                    Okay but Asian people know Basmati that colour cooks the best, perfect for biryani or any rice dish 🙌🏽

                                                                                    • Mark Griner
                                                                                      Mark Griner  2 months back


                                                                                      • Chris Selig
                                                                                        Chris Selig  2 months back

                                                                                        I almost spit my tea out laughing at that little conversation at the end. LMAO! He's so funny!

                                                                                        • Brandy Gisela
                                                                                          Brandy Gisela  2 months back

                                                                                          Persian rice is poetry for the mouth... ugh 😑 I can’t wait to make this!!!

                                                                                          • Emmalouisefivefive
                                                                                            Emmalouisefivefive  2 months back

                                                                                            Okay am I weird or does Andy have really similar eyes to Freddie Mercury?

                                                                                            • Kelly Dalle
                                                                                              Kelly Dalle  2 months back

                                                                                              this interuption with sandwich, what is the purpose?

                                                                                              • Hektor Einpad
                                                                                                Hektor Einpad  2 months back

                                                                                                Curious about the starch bit, could there be LCHF even as u have to avoid rice?

                                                                                                • R L
                                                                                                  R L  2 months back

                                                                                                  Look at Andy’s biceps; damn man!