Without boiling: here's how to make crumbly pilaf in 17 minutes for lunch

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe for pilaf
Recipe for pilaf. Source: pixabay.com

Pilaf is one of the most delicious rice dishes made with meat and spices. There are many recipes for this dish, but the main thing to remember when cooking is to keep the rice intact and not turn it into porridge.

Spiced pilaf

Cook Anastasiia shared on Instagram a recipe for a delicious pan pilaf that you can cook in just 17 minutes.

Recipe for pilaf


  • long-grain steamed rice – 350 g
  • chicken fillet – 2 pcs
How to cook a delicious pilaf
  • water – 600 ml
  • onion – 1 pc
  • carrot – 1 pc
Carrots for roasting
  • garlic – 3-4 cloves and 1 head
Garlic for the dish
  • oil – 50 ml
Vegetable oil
  • salt, pepper – to taste
Spices for the dish
  • bay leaf – 2 pcs

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the vegetables into strips, dice the fillet, season with salt and pepper.

Cooking pilaf

2. Pour the oil into a large frying pan, fry the onion, add the fillet, and fry for another 5 minutes, then add the carrots and fry again for 5 minutes.

Pilaf with meat

3. Pour in the water, spices, bay leaf, and peeled garlic, add the rice, and salt and put the garlic head on top. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook for 15-17 minutes.

Homemade pilaf

Be sure to leave the pilaf for 30 minutes to infuse!

Ready-made pilaf

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