This gorgeous rice dish is popular in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It can be made with lamb, beef or chicken, garlic , quail eggs and spices such as cumin that gives the dish very nice taste.
2 cups rice
300g diced lamb meat
2 large orange , yellow or white carrots, cut into thick matchsticks
1 large onion, cut into wedges
2-3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
4 hard boiled quail’s eggs
3 tbsp Ghee or butter ( you can use sunflower as well)
1 tsp cumin powder
½ tsp chilli powder
Salt to taste
cook the rice with garlic cloves and set aside.
Heat the Ghee in a pan, add meat and brown the lamb over a medium heat, then add cumin powder and stirring for a minute. Remove it to a pot, add water and let the meat cook until is tender.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan. Add chopped onion. Stirring occasionally until softened , remove from the pan. Add carrots and fry until is tender.
Once meat is cooked, add all fried ingredients to the meat , seasoning with salt and chilli powder, Then add rice and gently mix all together.
Serve the rice in a plate and circle the hard boiled quail’s eggs around the rice.