I was introduced to Plov by my in-house food critic. My husband Greg is originally from the USSR and it’s a dish he craves when he wants comfort food. I have to agree. Lamb Plov is the ultimate comfort food.
Before I made it the first time, I searched for recipes but they all seemed too complicated or really unhealthy. I actually found one recipe that called for two cups of oil. Yes, oil, not water. I was determined to make it simpler and healthier so that I wouldn’t be afraid to make it and that I could share the recipe with friends and family. I took some shortcuts and cooked the meat and the rice separately so that the recipe would be fool proof. I am very happy with the results. Greg says this Easier Lamb Plov tastes authentic (and delicious).
This recipe takes time to make but most of it is unsupervised.