The history

If you’ve never heard of pilaf, you’ve been living under a rock or in a cave. Seriously, this food is everywhere:  Balkans, Middle East, Central and South Asia, East Africa, Latin America and Caribbean. Is it nice in your cave?

Anyway, there are many variations of this dish and it can be used both as a main or as a side. For example, in Romania, it’s both and this particular recipe is for use as a side.

The recipe

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Pilaf (pilav, pilau, piletc.) – rice cooked in a seasoned broth
pilaf
Course Side dish
Cuisine Romanian, Turkish
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup chicken stock (or a stock cube)
  • a bunch of parsley
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water (3 if you're using a stock cube)
Course Side dish
Cuisine Romanian, Turkish
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup chicken stock (or a stock cube)
  • a bunch of parsley
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water (3 if you're using a stock cube)
pilaf

Instructions on how to make pilaf

Boil a pot of water. Go and meditate on your life choices and come back when the water boils. Next, put a cup of rice in the pot and add the chicken stock. Wait until all the water is absorbed by the rice but be careful not to let the rice burn.

When it has a creamy consistency, chop some parsley and add it to the mix. Then add salt and pepper (if needed) and you’re done.

Finally, you can either use this as a side dish (recommended) or as a main (you sad, sad person).

Enjoy.