One of the countries that lies close to my heart is Ukraine. I have a very close friend in Lviv that I always visit when I can. So far I think I have 9 Ukrainian stamps in my passport.
When I visit Ukraine then I love going to restaurants that serve local food. A lot of the disches reminds me of the ones I am grown up with and some ar very different.
Plov is actually something I never had in Ukraine, or if I remember correctly, but I had heard about it so many times that I had to look for a recipe of it. I found a simple recipe on a blog called Natashas kitchen, She has many great recipes on that website.
Plov reminds me a little of an Indian Biryani, but with fewer spices. I guess there are hundreds of versions of plov out there, but I took this one and it was so so soooo good. Of course, I can’t say if plov is tradition Ukrainian, but at least itäs popular there 😀
Chicken Plov – Ukrainian style
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 400 gram chicken, cut in small peaces
- 4 deciliter rice, rinsed
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, grated
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 1 deciliter ketchup
- 6 deciliter chicken broth
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 0,5 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 0,5 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Heat 2 tablesppon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add chicken pieces, than saute until golden and cooked through.
- Add 1 diced onion and saute for a couple of minutes.
- Add grated carrots and saute for about 2 minutes.
- Add the butter and ketchup and stir everything together until the butter is melted.
- Add 2 cups of rice to the skillet. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, Cayenne pepper and mix everything together.
- Add the chicken broth and cook until rice is soft, about 20 minutes.