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Pilau Rice


Indian Pilau Rice


3 tbsp. Ghee oil or unsalted butter
handful Fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
2 cups Basmati rice
1 large Onion, finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
8 whole Cloves
8 pieces Green cardamoms, split open the top of each pod
2 pieces Cinnamon sticks, 2-inches long each, broken up
8 whole Peppercorns
1 tsp. Ground turmeric
1 1/2 cups Water
11/4 tsp Salt, to taste


Wash the rice and soak in cold water for1/2 hour and drain well.

In a heavy based pan melt the ghee or butter over medium heat and fry onions until they are soft but not brown about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon sticks and peppercorns. Stir and fry until the onions are golden brown for 4 minutes.

Add the rice and turmeric, stir and fry for 2 minutes.

Turn heat to low, stir and fry the rice for a further 2-3 minutes.

Add the water and the salt, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes without lifting the lid.

Remove the pan from the heat and keep it undisturbed for a further 10-12 minutes.

Put the pilau rice into a serving platter and garnish with cilantro..

Serve for 4-6 people.


Useful tips:

Chicken Tikka Massala can be served with different types of rice's or breads.

This recipe of the traditional rice dish which accompanies chicken dishes. It can also be served with a host of other Indian dishes.



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