Crumbly pilaf with meat and vegetables: sharing the secrets of cooking

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Recipe for pilaf
Recipe for pilaf. Source: youthchangeeurope.com

Homemade pilaf can be made with different rice, but it is better to use basmati and jasmine. You can also use long-grain rice. For beginners in cooking pilaf, it is recommended to use steamed rice because it retains its shape better and can be reheated.

How to cook pilaf correctly

Chef Alex shared a recipe for delicious pilaf with meat, onions, spices, and garlic on Instagram.

Recipe for pilaf


  • rice - 500-600 g
  • meat - 600 g
  • onion - 600 g
  • carrots - 60 g
  • oil - 60 g
  • beef - 600 g
  • garlic - 1 head
  • salt, cumin and ready-made pilaf spice mix

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the onion into half rings, carrot into large slices, dice the meat, and peel the garlic.

Fried onions

2. Rinse the rice thoroughly with cold water 5-8 times. Soak for 30 minutes.

Rice for a dish

3. Pour the oil into a saucepan, heat and add the onion. Cook over high heat, stir until it turns golden, add the meat, and cook for another 6-8 minutes. Then add the carrots, all the spices, stir and simmer for 6 minutes over low heat. Pour in 300 ml of water, insert the garlic clove in the center, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meat and vegetables

4. Remove the garlic from the pan. Add the rice, cover with water so that it barely covers the rice. Do not stir the rice. Put the garlic back in. Bring the water to a boil, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes.

Cooking pilaf with meat

5. Turn off the heat and let it brew for another 30 minutes, then you can eat!

Ready-made pilaf

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