Azerbaijani Plov (Azerbaijanian Pilaf)

Total Time
1hr
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

Recipe from the Intourist Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan. Found in my grandmother's old recipe box. Dates from the '60's.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread almonds on a cookie sheet in a single layer & toast in the oven for about 5 minutes Watch for any sign of burning being sure to regulate heat accordingly. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a heavy 2 quart casserole set over med heat.
  4. Add rice and stir with a wooden spoon until the rice turns white and opaque.
  5. Stir in sesame seeds, then pour in chicken stock, ginger, salt and black pepper.
  6. Stir constantly, then bring to a boil, cover casserole tightly and bake in center of oven for 20-25 mins until the liquid has all been absorbed and rice is tender.
  7. Sprinkle the reserved almonds over the rice then serve immediately.