Rice Pilaf Recipe (Plov)
An easy recipe for fluffy and flavor-packed rice pilaf (plov). The pilaf is loaded with meat and vegetables, a hearty rice dinner.
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 lb beef chuck, bite-sized pieces
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, thin strands
- 2 large carrots, thick julienne slices
- 2 cups long grain white rice (Uncle Be's)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp salt, or to taste (divided)
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups chicken broth
Cube beef into small, bite-size pieces. Cut onion into thin slices and julienne carrots.
In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp oil over high heat. Add the meat chunks and cook until browned. Season with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.
Add in the sliced onions and 1 Tbsp oil. Saute until onions are tender. Add in the carrots and 1 Tbsp oil and saute until carrots are tender.
Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.
Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clean. Spread the rice out in a 9×13 casserole dish.
Add the sauteed meat and vegetables and stir to combine.
Add the water and broth. Add the rest of the seasonings (1 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground coriander, ½ tsp ground cumin, ¼ tsp pepper). Mix everything. Cover baking dish with foil.
Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Remove foil, mix pilaf. Bake another 8-10 minutes, until the liquids completely evaporate. Fluff rice before serving.
Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 16gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 860mgPotassium: 377mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2559IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg