Chicken and carrot pilaf


Ukrainians love pilaf and call it ‘plov’. Here is the Ukrainian version for this great dish. This one-pot chicken pilaf with carrot and onion has a very easy recipe and will become a good solution for your family dinner.

The pilaf is so dainty that your relatives will be mad about it. Only imagine – fluffy, fragrant rice, browned carrot, juicy onion, tender meat. Who can resist the temptation?

This Ukrainian pilaf is recommended to serve with either pickled or fresh vegetables. One more advantage of this dish is that it reheats well. So, you can serve the pilaf the next day and save your time on preparing a new dish.


  • 2 big carrots
  • 1 bulb onion
  • 1,5 cup of rice
  • 300 g (10,5 oz) chicken
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • black ground pepper – to taste
  • salt – to taste


Wash chicken and cut it into medium pieces. Rinse, peel, and grate carrots. Peel a bulb onion and chop it finely.

Pour vegetable oil in a multi-cooker and preheat for a couple of minutes. Add the meat and cover the lid. Cook it for 3 minutes, then stir the meat and leave for 3 minutes more. Add the carrot to the meat, stir the mass and fry it for 3 minutes. Then put the onion in the multi-cooker and cook it for 3 minutes. Season the ingredients with salt and black ground pepper to your taste.

Wash rice thoroughly (till water runs clear). Put the rice above other ingredients. Do not stir! Pour everything with boiling water to cover the rice with water. Close the lid and choose the ‘Pilaf’ program.

Cook the dish for about an hour. Uncover and let pilaf stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

Enjoy your meal!

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