Uzbek Plov  (One Pot Recipe)

Plov is a popular Uzbek dish, also referred to as "pilaf" or "palov". It's made up of long grain rice, chunks of lamb, onions, and carrots.


– lamb (or beef) – medium onions – medium carrots – long grain rice bay leaves – garlic – olive oil salt pepper – cumin (optional)


Preheat oil in the Dutch oven over high heat. Using tongs, brown the sides of the meat. Add onions and carrots and cook until the onion turns translucent and the carrots soften.

Add rice and bay leaves to the Dutch oven. Saute for a couple of minutes. Remove a couple of the top layers of a garlic head and cut off the small part of the clove edges.


Once it simmers, turn the heat down to very low. Cook for about 40-50 minutes. About 20 minutes into cooking, turn over the top layer of rice to promote even cooking.


Tap Below to See the Full Recipe