Sunday, March 6, 2011

Plov with Kielbasa

I haven't posted any Russian dishes for you guys lately, so this is a treat.

This dish is basically like Rice Pilaf and is usually made with chicken parts (legs, wings, breasts; all with bone).  It's super simple and very delicious.  Last week I made this with Polish Kielbasa instead and it was delicious.


Here what you'll need:
  • 1 cup white rice - I think the long grain stuff is usually the best but I'm not picky
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • Couple cloves of garlic
  • Kielbasa
  • Spices - now this is tricky because I actually have some packets of pre-mixed Plov spices, but here is the general content of those:
    • red chilly pepper, dried barberry, coriander seeds, thyme, dried and crushed tomatoes, paprika, saffron
Now, super simple.  Start by boiling the water (2 cups for 1 cup of rice).  I like to cook the rice a little before adding anything to it, but you can do this all at once too.  While the water is boiling, shred the carrots and chop up the onion, or just use your awesome little Cuisinart guy to do everything for you.




Once it's shredded, throw it in the rice along with the spices.


Then add Kielbasa.




By now you must have noticed that this is actually Turkey Kielbasa.  Please do not tell my husband.  He was excited to have Kielbasa since I rarely cook with red meat.  I don't think he noticed the difference.  Or he is really polite.

Slice the kielbasa and throw it in the rice.

Cover the whole thing, turn it on low and just let it cook.  Usually about 20-30 minutes.  If you have things to do, then leave it on for longer, but put it on the lowest setting you have or in a slow cooker.  Ps- this works awesome in a slow cooker.




Ta-da.


The truth is that you could probably do whatever spices you enjoy in this dish and it will still turn out delicious.  Like rice pilaf.  Mmm I like rice pilaf.  Especially with hot dogs in it.



4 comments:

  1. My mom makes something similar with kielbasa and chicken and kidney beans over rice. It's my favorite though, beg her to make it every time I visit! Kielbasa is one of those foods that I crave when I'm hungry!

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  2. Huh, I never put meat in my pilaf. Might be neat to try. Especially since my Slovene in-laws show up with kielbasa every FRIGGIN time they visit.

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  3. My brother's nanny used to make us kielbasa all the time - I don't think I've had in DECADES. But this sounds yummy!

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  4. My mom makes something similar with kielbasa and chicken and kidney beans over rice. It's my favorite though, beg her to make it every time I visit! Kielbasa is one of those foods that I crave when I'm hungry!

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