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  • n. Alternative spelling of pilaf.

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  • n. rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes


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  • Puláo ( "pilaff") of rice and meat, sheep or goat, the only provisions that poor Midian can afford, accompanied by onions and garlic, which are eaten like apples, washed down with bon ordinaire; followed by cheese when we have it, and ending with tea or coffee.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • [FN#618] Meats are rarely coloured in modern days; but Persian cooks are great adepts in staining rice for the "Puláo (which we call after its Turkish corruption" pilaff "): it sometimes appears in rainbow-colours, red, yellow and blue; and in India is covered with gold and silver leaf.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Hasn't he been craving blood, or at least black pudding pilaff?

    Observer Food Monthly Awards 2011 Best Food Personality: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • Sig Other muttered about the post and pointed out that when I asked for pilaff one xmas, he made it likewise when I wanted roulade, he made that.

    Foodly discussions

  • Roasted pheasant served with a rich champagne cream sauce, grapes macerated with orange zest, a savoury rice pilaff, and a croustade of duck pate with red currant jelly

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • The description for the Faisan a la creme was roasted pheasant served with a rich champagne cream sauce, grapes macerated with orange zest, a savoury rice pilaff and a croustade of duck pate with red currant jelly, based on Lasserre and La Tour d'Argent restaurants, in Paris.

    French gourmet dinner: 5th & 6th courses

  • The Turks mix nuts with their pilaff of rice and the Armenians add nuts to their baalghoor, a dish prepared from wheat which has been cooked and dried.

    Northern Nut Growers Association, report of the proceedings at the eighth annual meeting Stamford, Connecticut, September 5 and 6, 1917

  • The supper at the very best will consist of hot millet or barley cakes, and the savory pilaff of minced mutton and millet or rice.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

  • At sunset, which is the universal dinner time in the east, I went to dine with the Governor Mohammed 'Abdu'l Hadi; it was a miserable degrading scene of gorging the pilaff with the hands and squeezing the butter of it through the fingers, without even water for drink supplied by the servants.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • The ceremony was concluded by shouts of welcome, and a huge meal of pilaff (rice and mutton upon a great tray of tinned copper) and leban,

    Byeways in Palestine


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