Plov Recipe (central Asian Rice Pilaf with Lamb or Beef)

 

The Uzbek version of rice pilaf, called plov (ПЛОВ), uses lamb, onions, and carrots and is considered the national dish of Uzbekistan.

What you will need

Oil or sheep's fat -- 3 tablespoons

Stewing lamb or beef, cubed -- 1 1/2 pounds

Onions, thinly sliced -- 2

Carrots, cut into rounds or thick sticks -- 4

Paprika -- 1 tablespoon

Cumin -- 2 teaspoons

Turmeric -- 1 teaspoon

Water or stock -- 6 cups

Salt and pepper -- to taste

Basmati rice -- 3 cups

Whole head of garlic -- 1

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