Ukrainian Chicken Plov (Rice Pilaf) - Плов
Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add chicken pieces, saute them until golden and cooked through.
Next, add 1 diced onion to the skillet with chicken and saute about 3 minutes.
Add grated carrots to the skillet and saute 2 more minutes.
Add 2 Tbsp of butter and 1/4 cup ketchup and mix everything together.
Once the butter melts, add 2 cups of rinsed rice to the skillet. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt, 1/8 tsp of black pepper, 1/8 tsp of Cayenne pepper and mix everything together.
Transfer mixture to the rice cooker, add 2 1/2 cups of water and season more to taste if desired. Set the rice cooker to "White rice". - OR - If you don't have a rice cooker, you can put everything into a pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook over medium/low heat for about 20 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed.
If you don't rinse your rice, you will require more water. Left over plov is always a good thing; just saute it up. I think its even better reheated in a frying pan. It gives it a certain crunch. I recommend to use Jasmine rice.