Uzbek Plov (Lamb and Rice Pilaf)

Uzbek Plov (Lamb and Rice Pilaf)

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SarahandtheCity 4

"After searching everywhere for a recipe to recreate this amazing dish I tried at a Middle Eastern restaurant. I decided to try and make this myself. Though not authentic, still is amazing! Enjoy."

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  • Calories:
  • 497 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1808 mg
  • 72%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place basmati rice in a large bowl and cover with warm water. Set aside. Wash heads of garlic. Set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a dutch oven or large skillet over high heat until smoking, then add lamb, turning occasionally until the lamb is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the onions; cook and stir until the onion has softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the carrots; cook and stir until the carrots have softened, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cumin, coriander, barberries, and peppercorns. Drop whole garlic heads into the mixture, stirring to evenly distribute ingredients. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash and drain basmati rice with hot water. Pour cleaned rice over the lamb mixture in an even layer. Slowly pour in the boiling water. The rice should be covered with about 3/4 inch of water. Do not stir. Season with salt, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir rice and lamb together, and serve with the garlic heads on top.
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Very close to the true uzbek recipe (I'm originally from Uzbekistan). Agree with previous reviewers abour julienned carrots. Another thing we do differently: put raw garlic on top the rice (sque...

I was born in Uzbekistan and my family has been making this dish for as long as I can remember, the only thing we do diffently is we cut the carrots in thick julienne not grate the carrots

I made the Lamb and Rice. The most difficult part was trying to find barberries. I used dried cranberries instead. The dish is OUTSTANDING. It took time, but was worth it. thanks, Sarah