One of my favorite dishes to eat in Russia is plov. Plov, pronounced plOf), is a rice pilaf with meat, carrots, onions and spices. It’s absolutely delicious – tender chunks of meat, I prefer pork, fluffy rice with lots of aromatic flavors given by onions, carrots and garlic. It also has several great spices to kick it up a notch. Plov is popular because of the accessibility of its ingredients. You can always find rice. There is rarely a massive shortage of rice. You don't need a lot of meat, just a fistful to flavor. And you can always find carrots. To be continued ...

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