Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Probably there are no people who do not like pilau. Let’s cook it in a proper pot on an ordinary gas stove.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

What we need:
– about 1,5 kg of mutton or pork.
– 3 glasses of rice (it must be washed beforehand and soaked for some hours)
– 3-4 carrots and 2 onions
– 2-3 garlic bulbs and 2-3 chilly pepper pods
– Fat (of sheep’s tail would be perfect)
– jeera, turmeric, paprika (or only jeera)
– salt and water.
The ingredients are enough for a 6 litre-pot. Cooking time is about 3 hours.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Frying the fat on heavy fire. Do not let it burn and stir it. Then the cracknels are to be removed and in the formed fat the same amount of vegetable oil must be added.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Adding the onions

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

The onions will fry fast

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Stir it to control the color and prevent from burning.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Then add the bones and fry them for several minutes. Then take them out and add the meat instead.
It is highly recommended to cut all the products beforehand because everything happens fast. If you took the right pot, of course!

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

The meat must become golden.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Several minutes to fry the carrots too.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Time for the spices!

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Put the bones back, add the garlic and the pepper.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Then add enough water to cover it all and salt it.

Cover it and let it stew for an hour. The taste must be impressive!

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Then it’s turn of the rice.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

No water has to remain in the pilau.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

A bit of more jeera

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Put the garlic and the pepper back and let it cook on low fire for 30-40 min.

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Stir it to make more friable…

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Ready!

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

Aromas of Uzbek Pilau

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