Plov is not only delicious, but also usefula traditional oriental dish, the preparation of which requires certain knowledge and skills. The main ingredient of this dish is rice, rich in starch, fiber and riboflavin, thanks to which there is an exchange of amino acids in the body. At present, plov is popular in many countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Tatarstan and, of course, in Russia. Any self-respecting cook should be able to cook pilaf, and there are a great many recipes for his cooking: with lamb, chicken, vegetables. We are all more accustomed to cook and eat traditional pilaf with lamb or chicken, but there is a plov recipe that you do not need to add meat - it's a pilaf with dried fruits. Sweet pilaf will seem to many people something strange and unusual, but, nevertheless, this dish has found its fans especially in the face of vegetarians, adherents of a healthy diet and children. Thus, sweet pilaf is a good alternative to meat.
The recipe for sweet pilaf
We will need the following ingredients:
- Raisins - 50 g;
- A mixture of dried fruits - 50 g;
- Dried apricots - 10 pieces;
- Apple - 1 piece;
- Rice - 1 glass;
- Carrots - 1 piece;
- Butter - 2 tbsp. spoons;
- Salt - to taste.
First of all, you should wash raisins, dried apricots anddried fruits. Then cut into thin straw apple, carrot and dried apricots. We put a cauldron or a frying pan with thick walls on a fire, we heat it, we put butter there. Then spread the cut carrots, fry, and then add dried fruits, apples and fry everything for 6 minutes. It is recommended to use long-grained and parboiled rice for sweet pilaf. Rice thoroughly washed and laid out to toasted vegetables and fruits. In the rice layer we make a deepening and pour hot water into it, cover it with a lid. Plov weaken under the lid until the rice is ready. But we must ensure that the vegetables and fruits lying below, not burned. After the rice is ready, it can be mixed with the rest of the contents of the frying pan. Walnuts or almonds will make pilaf more satisfying. Ready to lay the sweet pilaf on a dish and decorate with apple slices, mint leaves, sugar powder or coconut shavings. Sweetheads will appreciate if the pilaf is topped with chocolate, vanilla, caramel or honey sauce. Thus, the recipe can be supplemented with sweets at will.
The recipe for cooking pilaf in a multivariate
Now many modern housewives can notimagine your life without the wonders of modern technology: food processors, microwave ovens, blenders, steamers, dishwashers. These include the multivark. Therefore, recipes for dishes designed specifically for cooking in the multivarquet began to be created. And sweet pilaf is no exception. For cooking, any multivark with a mode of cooking pilaf. Recipe implies the presence of almost the same ingredients that were in the first recipe. We will need:
- Steamed rice - 2 cups;
- Raisins - 60 g;
- Dried apricots - 60 g;
- Butter - 70 g;
- Water - 2 cups;
- Salt and sugar.
First of all, raisins and dried apricots must be carefullyrinse with water, load into a multivarka, greased with butter, add salt, sugar to taste and turn on the baking mode for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse the rice and, after these 20 minutes, add it to the multivarka to dried fruits. The resulting mixture is poured with water, mixed and set to prepare for the cooking mode of pilaf. Now it remains only to get our dish from the multivark after a certain time and enjoy its wonderful taste. If desired, other dried fruits and fruits can be added to the sweet pilaf, as in the first recipe. Sweet pilaf, cooked according to such recipes, especially like the kids, because it is unusually tasty, beautiful and, moreover, useful. But for meat lovers, too, there is a recipe for sweet pilaf. Here is his recipe.
The recipe for sweet pilaf with meat
For the preparation of sweet pilaf with meat we will need:
- Rice - 800 g;
- Carrots - 500 g;
- Lamb - 500 g;
- Vegetable oil - 300 g;
- Onion - 100 g;
- Pepper ground, salt - to taste;
- Raisins - 150 g;
- Honey - 150 g.
We cut the meat into small pieces, put it onheated frying pan with hot oil and fry. Onions and carrots shred a narrow straw, add to the meat and fry. After roasting meat and vegetables are transferred to the heated cauldron, pour hot water, salt, pepper, add spices and bring to a boil. Rice is washed, put in kazan for meat with vegetables, even and stew until the liquid is absorbed into the rice. Then we make grooves in the rice layer, pour in them 2 tablespoons of boiling water, cover with a lid and cook on low heat until the rice is ready. On the dish, lay out the pilaf in the following sequence. From the bottom there should be rice, on top - meat with vegetables. Cook the dish with a sweet filling. To prepare the filling, mix in equal proportions honey with hot water. In the prepared syrup we add raisins and boil for about 10 minutes. Preparation of delicious pilaf can be called art. The key to success in this business is to follow the sequence of adding ingredients. Sweet pilaf is a wonderful dish that is suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Especially this dish was liked by fans of a healthy diet, vegetarians and kiddies, even the most fastidious in food. The main difference between sweet pilaf and traditional is that you can add various fruits there: apples, strawberries, plums, pears, raisins. This dish will decorate your table and pleasantly surprise the guests. Bon Appetit!