Beef Plov with Green Beans (Instant Pot Conversion)

Beef Plov with Green Beans is comfort food at it’s finest. Fluffy rice is cooked with chunks of tender beef infusing each grain with the most amazing flavor.

Beef Plov with Green Beans is comfort food at it's finest. Fluffy rice is cooked with chunks of tender beef infusing each grain with the most amazing flavor. 

After getting married, it took me quite a while to figure out how to cook rice so that it doesn’t come out mushy or too dry. Finally, I have come to a recipe of Beef Pilaf that produces soft, fluffy rice that’s perfectly cooked in the beef juices. No overcooked or undercooked rice, and no tough meat. Follow my instructions precisely and you will have the most amazing results!

If you own an Instant Pot, cut down the cooking time in half by following the instructions below.

How to Make Beef Plov with Green Beans Print-Friendly Version

Beef Plov with Green Beans

Beef Plov with Green Beans is comfort food at it's finest. Fluffy rice is cooked with chunks of tender beef infusing each grain with the most amazing flavor. 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: beef, beef pilaf, plov
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Beef Pilaf

  • 2 lbs Ribye or chuck beef cut to 1-inch cubes
  • 3 large carrots peeled and cut into 1/4 inch circles
  • 2 large onions peeled and diced into large cubes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 cups beef broth or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and pressed
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberry
  • Salt
  • 2 cups rice (round or sushi rice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Green Beans

  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled, sliced
  • Oil couple of tablespoons salt

Instructions

  1. In a dutch oven saute the diced onions in about 1/2 cup oil, over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the carrots, meat, ground black pepper, mustard seeds, wine and beef broth and salt. Mix to distribute ingredients evenly throughout the pot. Cover with lid.

  3. Let come to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, and let cook until the meat is almost tender and falls apart, about 2 hours.
  4. Now add the dry cranberry by sprinkling it over the top of the meat. Then add rinsed rice and even it out throughout the pot. Cover with lid and let come to boil, then cook for 15 minutes without opening the lid.

  5. Remove from heat and let sit with the lid on for another 15 minutes.

For the Beans

  1. Rinse the beans under running water. Trim the ends

  2. Place in a hot skillet with a couple of tablespoons oil, and toss until the beans are somewhat tender.
  3. Add the salt and garlic and continue to toss until desired tenderness.

How to make Beef Plov in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

  1. Sautee onion over "Saute" function of Instant Pot until slightly golden. Add large chunks of carrots, beef, wine, broth, salt, pepper, mustard seeds, and garlic cloves and stir. 
    Cover with lid and set the vent to "seal". Cook on "Manual" setting on "High" for 30 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. After that open the valve and allow the pressure to go down. 

  2. Remove lid, sprinkle with rinsed rice and cranberries and even them out throughout the pot. Cover back with a lid, with the valve set to "seal". Turn the pressure cooker to "Manual" and cook on "High" for 15 minutes. After that, turn the pressure cooker off and allow to sit undisturbed for 15 minutes. Next, open the valve, allow the pressure to be released, open lid, stir the Plov with a spoon and serve. 

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