Although the cultivation of rice had spread much earlier from South Asia to Central and West Asia , it was at the time of the Abbasid Caliphate that methods of cooking rice which approximate modern styles of cooking the pilaf at first spread through a vast territory from Spain to Afghanistan , and eventually to a wider world.
The Spanish paella ,  [note 8] and the South Asian pilau or pulao ,  [note 9] and biryani ,  [note 10] evolved from such dishes.
According to author K. Achaya , the Indian epic Mahabharata mentions an instance of rice and meat cooked together. Similarly Alexander the Great and his army have been reported to be so impressed with Bactrian and Sogdian pilavs that his soldiers brought the recipes back to Macedonia when they returned.
In doing so, he described the advantages and disadvantages of every item used for preparing the dish. Accordingly, Persians consider Ibn Sina to be the "father" of modern pilaf.
Another primary source for pilaf dishes comes from the 17th-century Iranian philosopher Molla Sadra. Pilau became standard fare in the Middle East and Transcaucasia over the years with variations and innovations by the Persians, Arabs , Turks , and Armenians. It was introduced to Israel by Bukharan and Persian Jews. During the period of the Soviet Union , the Central Asian versions of the dish spread throughout all Soviet republics, becoming a part of the common Soviet cuisine.
Some cooks prefer to use basmati because it is easier to prepare a pilaf where the grains stay "light, fluffy and separate" with this type of rice. However, other types of long-grain rice are also used. The rice is rinsed thoroughly before use to remove the starch. Pilaf can be cooked in water or stock. Common additions include fried onions and fragrant spices like cardamom , bay leaves and cinnamon.
Pilaf is often made by adding the rice to hot fat and stirring briefly before adding the cooking liquid. The fat used varies from recipe to recipe. Cooking methods vary with respect to details such as pre-soaking the rice and steaming after boiling. There are thousands of variations of pilaf made with rice or other grains like bulgur. Some include different combinations of meats, fruits or vegetables, while others are simple and served plain. Kabuli palaw is cooked in large shallow and thick dishes. Fried sliced carrots and raisins are added.
Chopped nuts like pistachios , walnuts , or almonds may be added as well.
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The meat is covered by the rice or buried in the middle of the dish. Armenians use a lot of bulgur cracked wheat in their pilaf dishes. Armenian kinds of rice are discussed by Rose Baboian in her cookbook from which includes recipes for different pilafs, most rooted in her birthplace of Aintab in Turkey.
Lapa is an Armenian word with several meanings one of which is a "watery boiled rice, thick rice soup, mush" and lepe which refers to various rice dishes differing by region. Azerbaijani cuisine includes more than 40 different plov recipes.
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Traditional Azerbaijani plov consists of three distinct components, served simultaneously but on separate platters: rice warm, never hot , gara fried beef or chicken pieces with onion, chestnut and dried fruits prepared as an accompaniment to rice , and aromatic herbs. Gara is put on the rice when eating plov, but it is never mixed with rice and the other components.
Azerbaijani plov with qazmaq the same as Persian tahdig , served with choban salad. Polao is a rice dish, cooked in seasoned broth with rice, meat and spices. A polao is often complemented with raita. The rice is made in mutton or beef or chicken stock and an array of spices including: coriander seeds, cumin, cardamom, cloves and others.
The Morog Polao in the division of Dhaka is prepared with chicken. It is prepared in marriage ceremonies, condolence meetings, and other occasions. It is often complimented with borhani. Rice lightly fried and optionally seasoned , salted and cooked until soft but neither soupy nor sticky in either water or chicken stock is added to chicken stock, onions and sometimes cubed bell peppers cooked in the stock , shredded chicken breast, green peas, tomato sauce, shoyu , and optionally vegetables e.
In the Eastern Caribbean and other Caribbean territories there are variations of pelau which include a wide range of ingredients such as pigeon peas , green peas, string beans, corn, carrots, pumpkin, and meat such as beef or chicken, or cured pig tail. The seasoned meat is usually cooked in a stew, with the rice and other vegetables added afterwards. Coconut milk and spices are also key additions in some islands. Trinidad is recognized for its pelau , a layered rice with meats and vegetables.
It is a mix of traditional African cuisine and "New World" ingredients like ketchup. The process of browning the meat usually chicken, but also stew beef or lamb in sugar is an African technique. In Tobago pelau is commonly made with crab.
Central Asian , e. A limited degree of steaming is commonly achieved by covering the pot. It is usually cooked in a kazon or deghi over an open fire. The cooking tradition includes many regional and occasional variations. Chicken palov is rare but found in traditional recipes originating in Bukhara. Palov is usually spiced with whole black cumin , coriander , barberries , red pepper , marigold , and pepper. Heads of garlic and garbanzo beans are buried into the rice during cooking.
Sweet variations with dried apricots , cranberries and raisins are prepared on special occasions. Although often prepared at home for family and guests by the head of household or the housewife, palov is made on special occasions by the oshpaz osh master chef , who cooks the national dish over an open flame, sometimes serving up to 1, people from a single cauldron on holidays or occasions such as weddings. Oshi nahor , or "morning palov", is served in the early morning between 6 and 9 am to large gatherings of guests, typically as part of an ongoing wedding celebration.
The Uzbek-style palov cooking recipes are spread nowadays throughout all post- Soviet countries and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.
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Uzbek plov being prepared in a kazon in a Tashkent home. Osh palov , a staple dish in Uzbek , Tajik , and Bukharan Jewish cuisine. Pulao is usually a mixture of either lentils or vegetables, mainly including peas , potatoes , french beans , carrots or meat, mainly chicken, fish, lamb, pork or prawn. There are very elaborate pulaos with Persianized names like hazar pasand "a thousand delights". It is considered very high in food energy and fat. A pulao is often complemented with either spiced yogurt or raita.
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I loved this dish. I did make a few changes, however. First, I roasted my poblanos on the gas stove top, this is my favorite way, just using tongs to turn them. This way of making brown rice is now my favorite — thanks for sharing it! I also skipped the cilantro — I have weird reactions to this spice — makes me have vivid dreams and I cant sleep. I added some garlic powder and dried parsley, and coriander. My hubby loved it as well. I made a dressing to top it with one mashed avocado, some lemon juice, and some lite sour cream, with water added to thin it so it was easy to drizzle on top. I used this recipe as my base and added a roll of vegan sausage for a more meaty texture.
I also topped it with a raw salad and added the dressing on top of that. Incredibly easy and practicay effortless to prepare. Super quick recipe to make as well! I am VERY pleased! Thank you for sharing!
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This was absolutely delicious. My husband and I are not fond of brown rice so I used barley instead…. Thanks for all of your delicious recipes. They are wonderful! My family and I just turned into a vegan household — me, my husband and two young sons. This was one of our first weeks meal and OMG — it was the best ever! I have been asked to make these peppers over and over again. In the past 6 weeks, I have made this about 4 times. So thank you for the recipe and the chancce to add something new to the menu! I tried this recipe tonight because I had poblano peppers from my CSA and had never cooked with them before.
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