Popular central asian and middle eastern dish. High in nutrition, designed to be prepared and eaten communally.
- 150ml cooking oil
- 1kg long grain rice
- 1.5kg meat (lamb or any other kind of meat)
- 500g onions
- 500g carrots
- 2 tbsp salt
- 5 cloves of garlic
- raisins, cardamom, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric (all optional)
- Put the cooking oil in a cauldron and heat it until the oil is boiling, add a head of onion until it is black, then throw it out.
- Throw coarsely chopped meat into the cauldron and let it boil until it’s golden brown, then add a pinch of salt.
- Add the chopped onions, then wait 2 minutes and add the sliced carrots, boil for another 2 minutes.
- Add 500 ml of water diluted with tomato paste, boil for 5 minutes.
- Rinse the rice and put it into the cauldron but do not mix.
- Add another 500 ml of water diluted with tomato paste and wait until it is boiling.
- Reduce the heat to minimum, then add two table spoons of salt.
- Close the cauldron and leave it on low heat for 1.5-2 hours.
- 1 hour before it is ready(or when you can’t see water above the rice), add the garlic.
- You can now turn over the rice if it is undercooked and add some raisins.
- Keep boiling until all water is evaporated.
- Roman Mirzayev
Recipe tags: uzbek rice lamb