Love pilau rice, but always thought it would be too complicated to make at home? Think again! My Easy Peasy Pilau Rice is super quick and simple to make, even more delicious than the shop bought stuff…and best of all, the kids LOVE mummy’s yellow rice! (Serves 4-6, depending on appetite.)
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Author Eb Gargano
25gbutter(you can use ghee or 2 tablespoons of olive oil, if you prefer)
Melt the butter very gently in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the sliced onion, cinnamon, bashed cardamom pods, cloves, turmeric, salt and bay leaves. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes until the onions are very soft but not brown, stirring occasionally.
Add in the basmati rice and stir to coat the rice in the onions and spices.
Pour in 600ml boiling water and bring back to the boil. Cover with a lid and turn the heat right down. Continue cooking for 8 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
Turn the heat off completely (take the saucepan off the burner if you are using electric), but leave the lid on. Allow the rice to steam for 5 minutes.
Serve with your favourite curry or why not try this with my Lamb Rogan Josh?
Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.