Samarkand Pilaf

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  • Ready in: 1:10
  • Serves: For lunch, For dinner
  • Complexity: medium
Samarkand Pilaf


  • 1 kg of rice
  • 400 g of mutton or beef
  • 800 g of carrots
  • 400 g of onions
  • 350 g of vegetable oil
  • Salt and spices to taste


Wash rice and place in cauldron with salty water and bring to a boil. When completely cooked, drain the rice. Separately boil whole peeled carrots with the meat. Cut meat in pieces and the carrots in thin strips mix together, add abit of salt, ground red or black pepper. Sear sliced onions in very hot oil. When reddish-brown, remove and combine with meat and carrots. Put a servings of rice in kosas, coat with hot oil, and top with mix of meat, carrots, and onions.

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