Beef Rice Pilav Recipe
Although the most famous type of rice in Turkey is chicken rice, beef rice pilav is just as delicious as chicken rice. But it cannot be said to be equally economical. It is true that lamb and beef are more expensive than chicken. But it's also possible to make beef rice pilav cheaper than chicken rice pilav. I wanted to share this recipe both to give you a beef pilav recipe and to tell you how to make this recipe cheaper.
I do not buy the meat that I use in recipes that require pre-cooked meat, such as beef rice pilav. To make broth or bone broth, I freeze the mini meat pieces that I scrape from the bones I boil and use them in such recipes. Thus, beef rice pilav becomes an economical recipe like chicken pilav.
I normally like rice pilav with butter. But when meat is involved, I use olive oil to reduce the amount of animal fat in the recipe. Even if the meat is boiled, there is always fat in it. Since the meat taste is dominant in rice, even if butter is used the taste will not be felt.
Along with this information, I would like to give some information about the portion information in my recipes. In the recipes I have given the portion information for 2-4 people, if there are other side dishes besides the recipe, the portion will be sufficient for 4 people. If the meal is to be served as the main course, you can understand it as more suitable for 2 people. But first of all, it should be taken into account that everyone's appetite is very different and accordingly the portion information will change. For this reason, before the portion information, taking into account the amount of ingredients used in the recipe and the eating potential of the people who will eat the food, making the portion adjustment will enable you to make the most accurate decision.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 2 cups of boiled lamb meat/beef,
- 1 cup of rice,
- 1 cup of boiled chickpeas,
- 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 2 cups of boiling water,
- Salt to taste.
- Heat olive oil in a large pan,
- Add the washed and drained rice and stir fry for a few minutes on low-medium heat,
- Add water, boiled beef and salt and mix,
- Close the lid and cook on low heat until the water is reduced by half,
- Add the chickpeas and cook until the water is completely absorbed,
- Mix, remove from heat, close the lid and rest for 15 minutes before serving.