Pilaf or polao, pilau, pilav, pilaff, plov or pulao in their adopted languages (Turkish, Uzbek, Turkmen, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, etc.),is a dish in which a grain, such as rice or cracked wheat, is browned in oil, and then cooked in a seasoned broth; and depending on the local cuisine, it may also contain a variety of meat and vegetables. The English term pilaf is borrowed directly from Turkish.

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