from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Oriental dish consisting of rice boiled with mutton, kid, or fowl, and flavored with spices, raisins, butter, broth, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See pillau.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of pilaf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • "The rice is called pilau - mixed with raisins, pine nuts and chopped carrots."

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  • In truth this Caucasian wine, although rather sour, accompanied by the boiled fowl, known as pilau -- has rather a pleasant taste about it.

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  • If there was no food in the cupboard, she'd still manage to rustle up a feast – Bangladeshi food such as pilau rice, curry and korma.

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  • It's known as pilou, perloo, polo, pilau or as we call it here, pilaf.

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  • "I'm here risking my head fighting the Americans, and he's eating chicken and pilau in Pakistan."

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  • The pilau is done when the rice is tender but not mushy.

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  • (I was no longer so enamoured of mutton pilau in ghee, * (* Native butter, cooking-fat.) you gather.)


  • And I do not only refer to the family table, with the paterfamilias presiding over a dinner of curry and pilau.


  • They dined on fresh-speared fish and freeze-dried vegetables and pilau rice, with two energy bars each for dessert.

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  • Shira said ... moro was always my favorite restaurant in london, and the cookbooks are remarkably accessible. i'd particularly recommend the recipes for fish soup, slow-cooked fennel and pilau w/dill and broad beans.

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