173 Tajikistan – Plov
For the meat I used beef shank and it turned out amazing. The seasoning was right on. The flavor of the rice was incredible with the roasted garlic and vegetables, I could eat it all day everyday. Such simple ingredients along with a good basmati rice makes this dish a winner.
1kg of meat (lamb or beef)
1kg of rice (basmati)
1 tablespoon of cumin
100 ml of vegetable oil
Cut meat into small pieces.
Peel and cut onions in half, thinly slicing crosswise.
Peel and cut carrots into juliennes (long thin strips).
Prepare workplace and put vegetable oil into a large pan.
Add meat and fry until it turns golden brown, then do the same for the onions.
Add carrots and simmer for 5-7 mins (do not cover the lid).
Add cumin and salt.
Add water so the meat and carrots are submerged.
Cover and simmer for 35-40 mins on medium heat.
Wash rice 2-3 times in a cold water.
Then add it to the pan, smoothing it over the meat.
Carefully pour hot water so the rice is submerged by 2cm, then add salt.
Cook until rice has absorbed the water.
Put whole garlic in the middle of the pan and press into the rice.
To steam, make holes in the rice using a wooden stick.
Cover and leave it for 20 mins in a minimum heat.