“Plov is the Russian name for this rice dish popular throughout eastern Europe. A classic dish that each Ukrainian home has their own way of fixing. We add or omit the dried fruit depending on moods. Can be made in a crockpot.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the raisins and prunes in a small bowl and pour over enough water to cover.
  2. Add the lemon juice and leave to soak for at least 1 hour.
  3. Drain; roughly chop the prunes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large pan and cook the onion for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the lamb fillet cubes, ground lamb and garlic.
  6. Fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until browned.
  7. Pour in 2/3 cups of the stock.
  8. Bring to the boil; lower heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until the lamb is tender.
  9. Add the remaining stock and bring to a boil.
  10. Add the rice and saffron; stir; cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  11. Stir in the raisins, chopped prunes, salt and pepper.
  12. Heat through for a few minutes, serve with sprigs of parsley.

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