How to cook rice

Rice with meat is the best recipes. How to properly and deliciously cook rice with meat.

The tradition of preparing rice with meat came to us from the East, was first invented such dishes Persians, and later the tradition has spread throughout Central Asia and further West.

There are currently hundreds of variations of dishes, the main ingredients are rice and meat. Recipes include not only spices and sharp seasonings, and vegetables, dried fruits, nuts and other components. To cook the rice with the meat on Castres, the stove, in the oven or in a traditional Russian oven.

Rice with meat – preparation products

When cooking rice with meat is very important to choose products that will be the basis of meals. Ideally suited for rice lamb, you can use pork and beef, but beef is not recommended, it is too soft and tender. The rice should take a firm and clear if you take razmerita, you get a nasty mess. Rice before cooking should be several times rinsed in cold water, if necessary, to clear defective grains and impurities. Meat is cut in small pieces and fried in vegetable oil. Rice is added after the meat is brought to half.

Rice with meat – preparation utensils

Usually rice with meat cooked in cast iron, utyatnitsu, clay pots or pasuda for baking. In recent years, have become quite popular glass containers used in the oven or microwave, their use when cooking rice with meat is also quite important.

Recipe 1: Rice

Pilaf is one of the most popular dishes, consisting of rice and meat. Special taste of pilaf form all sorts of condiments, you can also add dried apricots and prunes. In the East there are dozens of recipes for traditional dishes, we offer you the recipe of one of them.


– 1 Cup of rice;

– 2 onions;

– 1 large carrot;

– butter;

– 1 clove of garlic;

– ground black pepper;

– Sol.

Method of preparation

The meat is cut into pieces of medium size (30-40 grams), fry in melted butter so that turned out Golden brown. Now it’s time to add salt, spices, grated garlic and herbs (if desired).

Cut onions into thin strips, carrots grate on a coarse grater, add the vegetables to the meat, cover and simmer until until the meat is tender (usually this process takes about an hour). Be careful when cooking meat to boil the liquid, if not enough, add boiled water (better to do it a few times during cooking small portions).

At the time when thermal treatment of meat, rice should vymachivanija in the water. Place the rice in a container with meat and vegetables, the liquid needs to cover the “mush”. Close the container lid and simmer for 15 minutes. If the dish is ready, and the liquid in the dish too much, please open the cover and allow the water to evaporate, until the rice is crumbly.

Pilaf served on a large plate, for decoration, you can add a bit of greenery.

Recipe 2: Rice with meat, mushrooms, cabbage and sweet pepper

The rice is perfectly combined not only with meat but with vegetables and, not surprisingly, mixing of these components provides a tasty and flavorful dish.


– 400 grams of meat (pork, mutton, beef, in this case you can even use veal);

– 400 grams of rice;

– 200 grams of mushrooms;

– 2 sweet peppers;

– 1 liter of meat broth;

– 1 onion;

– 1-2 cloves of garlic;

– 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil;

– 1 teaspoon red pepper;

– Sol.

Method of preparation

Meat cut small cubes and fry in vegetable oil, add finely chopped onion, shredded cabbage, rings of sweet red pepper, mushrooms, salt, pepper and garlic. Sauté for 10-15 minutes, then place in a pot, pour broth and place in the oven for half an hour.

The rice is cooked separately in water until partially soft, then washed, dried and placed in pot with meat. Put the dish in the oven for another few minutes.

Recipe 3: Rice with chicken

Chicken meat is much easier and less nutritious than mutton, pork or beef, in addition, its use is not strongly reflected in the family budget, so rice with chicken is very popular dish.


– 300 grams of chicken fillet;

– 3 cups of rice;

– 100 grams of ham;

– 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil,

– a few spoons of tomato paste;

– hot peppers

– Sol.

Method of preparation

Sauté onions and peppers in sunflower oil, add small pieces of meat, add salt to the dish and simmer for 15 minutes. Next add the cubes of ham and a boiled rice dish seasoned with sauce and put on fire for 3-5 minutes.

Rice with meat – useful tips experienced cooks

For the preparation of rice dishes that require a long thermal treatment exclusively use crisp varieties of rice.

To color rice and its taste were beautiful and vivid, use spices and herbs (pepper, paprika, saffron).

Perfect meat to rice – Hrebinka lamb, followed by lamb shoulder or back, pork neck, beef.

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