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[pi-lahf, pee-lahf] /pɪˈlɑf, ˈpi lɑf/

a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.
rice cooked in a meat or poultry broth.

oriental dish of rice boiled with meat, 1610s, from Turkish pilav, from Persian pilaw. Spelling influenced by Modern Greek pilafi, from the Turkish word.


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