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One Pot Meal - Beef Rice Pilaf Recipe (Uzbek Plov)

Love Keil
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 6 -8


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lb beef sirloin or good quality beef I used Beef Round Top from Costco
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 5 medium carrots peeled & julienned
  • 2 1/2 cup Basmati rice washed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 whole garlic top cut off
  • black pepper to taste
  • 5 cups water


  • Get all of the ingredients ready by cutting 2 lb beef into 1 inch cubes, slicing 2 onions and julienning 5 carrots.
  • Pour 1/2 cup olive oil into your dutch oven and heat on medium/high heat until it is super hot. Carefully add 2lb cubed steak, and cook until browned about 7-10 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Now, add 2 sliced onions, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 2 teaspoons kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Stir and cook on medium/high, until onion is cooked thru about 10 minutes.
  • Add 5 julienned carrots, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon saffron. Mix and cook until carrots are cooked thru about 5 -7 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Pour 5 cups of water, bring it to a boil, cover and simmer on low for about 4o minutes or until meat is tender.
  • Then add 2 1/2 rice and 1 whole garlic. Bring it to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and simmer on low until rice is cooked thru, about 30 minutes. Serve warm with Crazy Delicious Greek Salad or Loaded & Baked Eggplants. Grab a fork and enjoy!
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