pilaf

[pi-lahf, pee-lahf]
noun
1.
a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.
2.
rice cooked in a meat or poultry broth.
Also, pilaff, pilau, pilaw.


Origin:
1925–30; < Turkish pilâv < Persian pilāw

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pilau, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao (pɪˈlaʊ, ˈpɪlæf, pɪˈlaʊ, pɪˈlɔː, pʊˈlaʊ)
 
n
a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilaf, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilaff, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilao, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pilaw, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]
 
pulao, pilaf, pilaff, pilao, pilaw or pulao
 
n
 
[C17: from Turkish pilāw, from Persian]

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pilaf
oriental dish of rice boiled with meat, 1612, from Turk. pilav, from Pers. pilaw. Spelling infl. by Mod.Gk. pilafi, from the Turkish word.
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Example sentences
You're not going to grow an extra eyeball or develop cancer from eating some
  pilaf.
Combinations are served with oven-roasted vegetables and rice pilaf.
Entree selections feature such dishes as chicken, fish or beef kebabs, as well
  as rice and bulgur pilaf.
Healthy sides include green beans, tomato slices, vegetable rice pilaf and
  cinnamon apples.
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