Azerbaijani Plov (Azerbaijanian Pilaf)

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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