Lamb Pilaf (Plov)


50g Lamb
120g Prunes
1 tbs Lemon Juice
2 tbs Butter
1 chopped Onion
450g Lamb
2 cloves Garlic
600ml Vegetable Stock
2 cups Rice
Pinch Saffron
Garnish Parsley


Place the raisins and prunes into a small bowl and pour over enough water to cover.
Add lemon juice and let soak for at least 1 hour.
Roughly chop the prunes.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pan, add the onion, and cook for 5 minutes.
Add cubed lamb, ground lamb, and crushed garlic cloves.
Fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until browned.
Pour 2/3 cup (150 milliliters) of stock into the pan.
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour, or until the lamb is tender.
Add the remaining stock and bring to a boil.
Add rinsed long-grain white rice and a large pinch of saffron.
Stir, then cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
Add the drained raisins, drained chopped prunes, and salt and pepper to taste.
Heat through for a few minutes, then turn out onto a warmed serving dish and garnish with sprigs of flat-leaf parsley.

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