Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Yes, you read it correctly, this is shplo. No festive Bukharan meal is complete without Shplo. This marvelous rice dish, which generally contains onion, pieces of lamb and/or chicken, carrot slices, and raisins, is one of the most popular Bukharan dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large pot, try the meat until well-browned on all sides.
  2. Add onion and continue to fry another 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and cook on small flame about half an hour.
  4. Remove from pot.
  5. Place half the carrot slices in pot.
  6. Add meat mixture (with liquid), salt, and pepper.
  7. Add remaining carrot, chickpeas, and raisins in that order.
  8. Sprinkle on the cumin, and place the strained rice on top.
  9. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  10. Cover well and cook on a low flame for 45 minutes.
  11. Place on large tray in the reverse order as the pot: first the rice, etc.
  12. When available scatter pomegranate seeds on rice.
Most Helpful

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This was pretty good. I used stew beef instead of lamb. I was amazed that everything was cooked just right, lol. I think I needed to add more salt & pepper. The kids liked it, too! Thanks, Mirj!