Thursday, June 7, 2018

pilaf -

Pilaf, pulao (variation spellings of various languages: patterno, pullao, pilau, pilav, pilaff, or plov) is a dish of rice or bulgur stir fried with spices in oil (butter) to yellowish and boiled with broth.

This dish is very common in Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and East African, and Latin American cuisine. Pilafs can use vegetables mixed with meat (chicken, lamb, goat), seafood (shrimp, shellfish), or just vegetables (vegetarian).

Pilaf comes from ancient Persian cuisine. The name of this dish comes from the word pilau (Turkish) which means cooking rice after first pan-fried with fatty meat or cooking oil to enrich the aroma and produce pera rice. Rice is cooked with meat broth or chicken.