Uzbek meat plov

An irresistible savoury recipe that will fill your kitchen with delightful aromas and satisfy any meat eating appetite

Uzbek plov a rice dish prepared with beef, stewed with fried onions, garlic and carrots rice, dried fruits, garlic and cumin.

Plov is a very popular, historic Uzbek dish. Also referred to as ’pilaf’ or ’palov’, it’s made up of long grain rice, tender chunks of lamb, onions, and carrots. Popular in Ukraine too this is one to get your tongue salivating. If you have it use the CLAYPOT function but SLOW COOK also works well. Making Uzbek plov only requires a handful of healthy ingredients and a touch of legwork. The rice cooker will do the rest and makes this meal effortless.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time1 hr 15 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins

INGREDIENTS
 700 g lamb (or beef - or even chicken)
 2 medium yellow onions
 5 medium carrots
 3 rice measuring cups long grain rice (e.g: basmati)
 3 bay leaves
 1 whole bulb garlic
 4 tbsp olive oil
 pinches salt and pepper to taste
 2 tsp cumin (or cayenne pepper) - optional

HOW TO MAKE
1

Cut carrots into 1⁄4 inch thick slices. Dice the onion into small pieces and the meat into 1 inch cubes.

2

Preheat the rice cooker bowl using the SLOW COOK or CLAYPOT function. Add the oil and press START.

3

When hot (after around 5 minutes) add the oil, brown the meat and add the onions until translucent and the carrots are softened.

4

Add the rice and bay leaves and saute for a couple of minutes.

5

Remove a couple of the top layers of a garlic head and cut off the small part of the clove edges then add along with water to the 3 cup WHITE RICE level line.

6

Close the lid and cook for 50 minutes on SLOW COOK or if using the CLAYPOT function complete
the cycle (turn the meat half way through cooking to help cook evenly).

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
 700 g lamb (or beef - or even chicken)
 2 medium yellow onions
 5 medium carrots
 3 rice measuring cups long grain rice (e.g: basmati)
 3 bay leaves
 1 whole bulb garlic
 4 tbsp olive oil
 pinches salt and pepper to taste
 2 tsp cumin (or cayenne pepper) - optional

Directions

HOW TO MAKE
1

Cut carrots into 1⁄4 inch thick slices. Dice the onion into small pieces and the meat into 1 inch cubes.

2

Preheat the rice cooker bowl using the SLOW COOK or CLAYPOT function. Add the oil and press START.

3

When hot (after around 5 minutes) add the oil, brown the meat and add the onions until translucent and the carrots are softened.

4

Add the rice and bay leaves and saute for a couple of minutes.

5

Remove a couple of the top layers of a garlic head and cut off the small part of the clove edges then add along with water to the 3 cup WHITE RICE level line.

6

Close the lid and cook for 50 minutes on SLOW COOK or if using the CLAYPOT function complete
the cycle (turn the meat half way through cooking to help cook evenly).

Uzbek meat PLOVE

Serve alongside vinegary pickles or a cabbage salad to balance the savoury
flavours. Don’t skip the meat browning as it adds flavour. Do use whole garlic bulb for traditional flavour and don’t forget to toast the rice for a roasted taste.