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 (pĭ-läf′, -lô′, -lou′, pē′läf′, -lô′, -lou′)
Variant of pilaf.


(pɪˈlaʊ) ,










(Cookery) 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]


or pi•laff

(ˈpi lɑf, pɪˈlɑf)

also pilau,

a Middle Eastern dish of rice cooked in bouillon, sometimes with meat or shellfish.
[1925–30; < Turkish pilâv < Persian pilāw]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilau - rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoespilau - rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
bulgur pilaf - pilaf made with bulgur wheat instead of rice and usually without meat


[ˈpiːlaʊ] n (also pilau rice) → riz m pilaf


n (also pilau rice)Pilaw nt
References in classic literature ?
As the most hardened Arab that ever careered across the desert over the hump of a dromedary likes to repose sometimes under the date-trees by the water, or to come into the cities, walk into the bazaars, refresh himself in the baths, and say his prayers in the mosques, before he goes out again marauding, so Jos's tents and pilau were pleasant to this little Ishmaelite.
"Did you know me better," returned the count, smiling, "you would not give one thought of such a thing for a traveller like myself, who has successively lived on maccaroni at Naples, polenta at Milan, olla podrida at Valencia, pilau at Constantinople, karrick in India, and swallows' nests in China.
I had seen a sailor who had visited that very island, and he told me that it was the custom, when a great battle had been gained there, to barbecue all the slain in the yard or garden of the victor; and then, one by one, they were placed in great wooden trenchers, and garnished round like a pilau, with breadfruit and cocoanuts; and with some parsley in their mouths, were sent round with the victor's compliments to all his friends, just as though these presents were so many Christmas turkeys.
And simple, plain rice has a lower salt content than egg-fried rice or pilau rice.
For entrepreneurs like George Pitkeathley, 25 from London, the support from The Princes Trust has enabled him to start and develop PILAU, serving Indian Street food from two restaurants in central London.
The two were seen eating pilau at the restaurant as they chatted.
4 Heat the pilau rice according to the packet instructions, dividebetween two plates and serve the curry alongside the rice.
class="MsoNormalMr Said Kofa is said to have dissolved his marriage with Ms Mariam Hiribae after she prepared his favourite Swahili dish ndash pilau - poorly.
Richard Leech posted a picture on Twitter of the Golden Sun microwaveable pilau rice he bought at Lidl, which included what he and his wife identified as a dead mouse.
In the Southern rice lexicon, red rice is a pilau (or sometimes purloo, perlo or any of numerous other spellings), a pilaf-style preparation with Persian roots and probably African, French, Jewish and Spanish influences.
Here in the countryside, where rulers of the Timurid Empire once sought a verdant sanctuary from their bustling capital, geese sidle by in pairs and tourists feast on pilau made with local rice from clay-rich soil.