Instant Pot Beef and Rice Pilaf (Plov)

Plov is a favorite beef and rice meal in the Russian cuisine. The tender beef, prepared with carrots, onions, along with a collection of spices, flavors the rice that cooks perfectly in the pressure cooker and cooks it in a fraction of the time.

Traditional Plov (rice and meat pilaf) is made with lamb, but I prefer using beef. I have a stovetop recipe already posted here, but cooking it in the Instant Pot is so much faster and the results are excellent, as long as you don’t overcook it. The most time consuming part of the recipe is browning the meat and the vegetables, the rest is so quick and easy.

The long grain white rice gets so much flavor from the spices and the aromatic vegetables – onion, carrots and garlic. The leftovers reheat really well, so you can serve it the next day, or even freeze it for another meal down the road. I love reheating Plov on a skillet – it creates the perfect texture and flavor.  Continue reading…

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