Uyghur Polo (Pilaf)
60 mins (prep 30, cooking 30)
11 ingredients
4-6 servings
Polo (a Central Asian variant on the word pilaf) is a food staple found across Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and parts of northwestern China. The different peoples of each region have their own takes, and their own flavors, for the recipe. This recipe is for Uyghur polo, the variant of the dish found in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Uyghur food is on the whole closer in taste to Indian, Persian, or Mediterranean food than it is to conventional Chinese food.I credit this recipe to my Uyghur language instructor. The recipe can be a challenge to cook correctly at first, but the challenge will prove well worth the effort because it is absolutely delicious.

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Serving Size (515.15 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1014.74 Calories from Fat 472.23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52.47g 322.87%
Saturated Fat 13.73g 274.57%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 87.32mg 116.42%
Sodium 313.92mg 52.32%
Total Carbohydrate 105.4g 140.53%
Dietary Fiber 7.68 g 122.84%
Sugars 22.92 g %
Protein 32.14g 257.1%
Vitamin A 15645.69IU% Vitamin C 3.68mg%
Calcium 103.49mg% Iron 6.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, red hot pepper