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From Turkish pilav, from Persian پلاو (pilāv)
Persian pilāw from Turkish pilâv
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
When ready to serve, divide the saffron pilaf between two plates, and top each with a chicken skewer and some raita.
This is a common summer dish, eaten with white rice pilaf.
Vegetable lasagna, fresh pizza, and whole-grain pilaf all showcase fresh, flavorful items that highlight the textures and features of a meal.
Most people use white rice to make pilaf, but try a whole grain for added nutritional value.
Though a pilaf isn't a traditional vegetarian main dish recipe, it's often filling enough for a light meal, and the ingredients are easy to adjust.
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