This is a classic recipe for a loved-by-everyone Uzbek Plov, also called Pilaf. My simple photo instructions will help you cook it to perfection.

Uzbek Plov (Lamb Pilaf)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Uzbek
Keyword: uzbek plov recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 627 kcal
This is a classic recipe for a loved-by-everyone Uzbek Plov, also called Pilaf. My simple photo instruction will help you cook it to perfection.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in the dutch oven, or kettle, on a very high flame and add the onions. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes, and add the lamb.
  2. Cook the lamb for 10 minutes and add the carrots. Keep cooking for 10 more minutes.
  3. Add cumin, coriander, salt, pepper and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Peel some of the skin off the garlic head and slice the top off, exposing the garlic cloves, and then add it to the meat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with lid and cook for about 1 hour. Meanwhile, wash the rice thoroughly.
  5. Taste the liquid for salt and adjust if necessary. Add the rice and spread it out evenly.
  6. Add 3 cups of boiling water, reduce heat to low, cover the dutch oven with lid and cook for 25-30 minutes. At the end of cooking time, check if the water has been absorbed fully, and, if not, let it cook a little longer. Once ready, let it rest for 15 minutes before serving.

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Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Uzbek Plov (Lamb Pilaf)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 627 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 594mg 25%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 254%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 5%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.