Uzbek Plov (Lamb and Rice Pilaf) Recipe

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Uzbek Plov (Lamb and Rice Pilaf)
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  1. Place basmati rice in a large bowl and cover with warm water. Set aside. Wash heads of garlic. Set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a dutch oven or large skillet over high heat until smoking, then add lamb, turning occasionally until the lamb is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the onions; cook and stir until the onion has softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the carrots; cook and stir until the carrots have softened, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cumin, coriander, barberries, and peppercorns. Drop whole garlic heads into the mixture, stirring to evenly distribute ingredients. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Wash and drain basmati rice with hot water. Pour cleaned rice over the lamb mixture in an even layer. Slowly pour in the boiling water. The rice should be covered with about 3/4 inch of water. Do not stir. Season with salt, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir rice and lamb together, and serve with the garlic heads on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 601.45 Kcal (2518 kJ)
Calories from fat 340.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.8g 58%
Cholesterol 75.11mg 25%
Sodium 1888.59mg 79%
Potassium 585.82mg 12%
Total Carbs 44.24g 15%
Sugars 10.71g 43%
Dietary Fiber 4.89g 20%
Protein 22.89g 46%
Vitamin C 6.7mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 15%
Iron 28.6mg 159%
Calcium 79.6mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 170.86 Kcal (715 kJ)
Calories from fat 96.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.74g 58%
Cholesterol 21.34mg 25%
Sodium 536.53mg 79%
Potassium 166.43mg 12%
Total Carbs 12.57g 15%
Sugars 3.04g 43%
Dietary Fiber 1.39g 20%
Protein 6.5g 46%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 11%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 15%
Iron 8.1mg 159%
Calcium 22.6mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.4
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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