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Plov Recipe (Beef Rice Pilaf)

Plov (Rice Pilaf) is a very popular Slavic rice recipe. Pork, Lamb, or chicken can be used but we like Beef Rice Pilaf the most from all the veriations.
Prep Time1 hr 25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Russian/Ukrianian
Keyword: Plov, Rice Pilaf Recipe, Плов
Servings: 10 People
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking


  • 1 1/2 lbs Pork I used pork
  • 2 cups Rice texture may vary depending on the rice you use
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 10 Cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 packets Goya sazon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt I used iodized table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water water will reduce after simmering you need 4 cups for the rice


  • Brown the meat in a medium sized saucepan. Pour 4 1/2 cups of water over the met and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile chop the carrots and onion. Sauté over med heat in a large pot. Add peeled garlic, rice and seasoning.
  • When meat has finished simmering take out meat pieces and place into the pot, Take the liquid and pour into a measuring cup, you should have about 4 cups of the liquid/broth. (If you have less or more be sure to adjust to exactly 4 cups).
  • Add the reserved 4 cups of liquid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately. Cover with lid and simmer on low for 30 min. DO NOT OPEN LID. When 30 minutes has passed turn off and let sit 15 min not opening the lid to allow the rice to steam.
  • ENJOY!


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 578mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2150IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.1mg