Easy Pilaf with Beef

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Ingredients

    • one lb of  lamb or beef, cut into stew size or a little bigger
    • 1 Tbsp oil
    • 1 chopped yellow onion
    • 2-3 carrots grated
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 cup of white rice
    • 1-2 cloves garlic
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 cups of water

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How to make Pilaf:

  • On medium heat, in a pot ( I like to use the iron cast pan, I think it gives it better taste),  pour 4-5 Tablespoons of oil, peel onion, and take the first layer first off and put it in pan. Then, chop the rest of the onion and put aside.
  • After onion gets brown/gold color, take it out and throw away (This step is just for the flavor.)
  • In the same pot, turn down the heat to medium-low, add in the meat (stew size cut), sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper. Stir.
  • While meat is frying, grate the carrots, wash the rice, and if you haven’t already, chop the onion.
  • When meat has browned up a little bit, add in the onion, stir, and let the flavors of meat and onion blend together for 1-2 minutes. Add in the carrots, mix, and add in 2 cups of water, 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Cumin, and 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste).

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  • Peel garlic and add to pan. Don’t mince; I used one garlic clove because I had a big garlic as a whole, If you have a smaller garlic you could even use it all or few cloves.
  • Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and put in the washed rice but don’t stir it.

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  • Cover pan, set on low heat if you haven’t already and let it cook for 35-40 minutes.

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Equipment I Used

Pilaf

Pilaf Recipe

Upgrade your rice to this traditional Russian dish. It's complete with chunks of hearty meat, carrots, and cumin flavours.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Russian, Ukranian
Servings 10
Calories 221 kcal

Equipment

  • grater
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • pot
  • wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lamb or beef cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2-3 carrots grated
  • 1 ½ Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
 

  • On medium heat, in a pot, pour 4-5 Tablespoons of oil, peel onion, and take the first layer first off and put it in pan. Then, chop the rest of the onion and put aside.
  • After onion gets brown/gold color, take it out and throw away (This step is just for the flavor.)
  • In the same pot, turn down the heat to medium-low, add in the meat (stew size cut), sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper. Stir.
  • While meat is frying, grate the carrots, wash the rice, and if you haven’t already, chop the onion.
  • When meat has browned up a little bit, add in the onion, stir, and let the flavors of meat and onion blend together for 1-2 minutes. Add in the carrots, mix, and add in 2 cups of water, 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Cumin, and 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste).
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  • Peel garlic and add to pan. Don’t mince; I used one garlic clove because I had a big garlic as a whole, If you have a smaller garlic you could even use it all or few cloves.
  • Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, and put in the washed rice but don’t stir it.
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  • Cover pan, set on low heat if you haven’t already and let it cook for 35-40 minutes before enjoying.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pilaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2050IU41%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword beef, carrot, cumin, dinner, garlic, lamb, lunch, main course, main dish, olive oil, onion, pilaf, plov, rice
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