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Author: Aušra

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This is my favourite pillaf recipe. After I found it I don’t seek any new anymore. I like it because it doesn’t use tomato sauce or ketchup, because real tomatoes are used. But if you like ketchup, you can use it anyway. Sometimes I adapt recipe for my hubby and add only small carrot, sometimes I don’t add bell pepper at all. But sometimes I do everything by recipe, because I think proportions given are just perfect.

Pillaf from Rustam

Time needed:
Yields: 4 servings
Calories: 500 kcal / 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 250 g long grain rice
  • 400 g meat (usually I use pork)
  • oil
  • 1 big carrot
  • 1 can (400 g) tomatoes without skin
  • 1 bell pepper (your chosen colour)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • peppers
  • fresh herbs (for example parsley)

Directions:

  • Pour over rice cold water and let soak for 1/2-1 hour.
  • Cut meat in big chunks (2×2 cm). Slice carrot thinly. Onion, bell pepper and tomatoes chop into cubes.
  • Pour oil in a stewpot so much that oil covered all bottom of the pot. Put pot on a high heat and when oil will be so hot that smoke starts, add meat and fry from both sides.
  • Add carrots and stew for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add tomatoes and stew for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add bell pepper and stew for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add onions and stew for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add whole garlic cloves. Pour over rice, season with salt, peppers and herbs. Add boiling water, there should be 0,5 cm layer of water over everything.
  • Stew on a high heat for 10 minutes without a lid.
  • Then lower the heat to minimum, cover the pot and stew for 15-20 minutes more.
  • Take pot off the heat and mix pillaf with a spoon. Enjoy!

Source: kuking.net

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