Plov, a Rice and Mutton Dish!
Levin from Uzbekistan
of the most popular dishes in my country,
Uzbekistan, is plov. If you want to make
plov, the first thing you have to do is fry
mutton a few minutes. Then add onion and carrots.
When there is a lot of carrot juice, add rice, pour
in the water and boil.
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are no celebrations that can be arranged
without serving plov. In big
cities, especially in the capital, on some
holidays the government pays for
plov and everybody can eat it
plov may take all day. It must be prepared
only by a man called a plovchi. Every
neighborhood in Yzbekistan has its own
plovchi, but sometimes he is invited from
the farthest part of the city. He always has a good
reputation, and the neighborhood is proud of
are no celebrations that can be arranged without
serving plov. In big cities, especially in
the capital, on some holidays such as Independence
Day and Navruz (New Year, March 21) the
government pays for plov and everybody can
eat it free.
are several rules on how to eat plov. It is
always served on one plate. Guests sit around it
and eat it, using their hands. If you are a real
Uzbek, you have to know them and use them
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