Photo: Leah Lizarondo
In the former Soviet republics and Russia, plov is known as a hearty one-pot rice dish. This version, from the blog The Brazen Kitchen, omits the lamb and relies on chickpeas for protein, making it a perfect vegetarian entree.
Serves 8 to 10
Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil.
Sauté onions until they start to brown. Add spices, if using. Add carrots and sauté for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add chickpeas and water or broth with sea salt to taste. As soon as the water starts boiling, add rice, along with garlic if using, and let cook for 20 minutes or until done.
Top with chopped almonds and pepper (if using). Serve in bowls, giving each person a head of the cooked garlic.
Published on March 06, 2012