Pilau Rice (made from scratch)
Basmati rice cooked with delicate aromatic spices

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Pilau Rice (made from scratch)

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Ingredients

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2 cups (500ml) Rice - Basmati soaked and rinsed until clear
1/4 cup (60ml) Oil (Vegetable)
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cumin (Seeds)
2 cups Water
5 Cardamom (Pods)
2 Bay Leaf
2" Cassia Bark (Cinnamon Stick)
1 Star Anise
2 Cloves
optional Colouring (Red)
optional Colouring (Orange)
optional Colouring (Green)

Pilau rice is the perfect accompaniment for an Indian main. It's quick, easy to make and great for soaking up curry sauces

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Pilau rice is the perfect accompaniment for an Indian main. It’s quick, easy to make and great for soaking up curry sauces

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Steps

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Rinse the rice with cold water until the water runs clear. Keep the rice soaking in the clean water for 15 minutes.

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Add the oil to a pan and heat on high, add the cumin seeds, cardamom, cassia bark, cloves and star anise (if using) and bay leaves to the pot and cook over medium heat for about 1 minute or until aromatic and toasted.

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Strain the rice and add to the pot along with the salt and water.

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Bring to a boil, stir and cover the pot. Reduce the heat to lowest and cook for 15 minutes.

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fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

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How do restaurants get green and red rice?

Simple. Sprinkle a little bit of food colouring powder in patches over the top of the rice. Place the lid back on and wait about 5 mins for the steam to moisten the dies and seep through the rice. Uncover and stir through gently.

thecurrykid

Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
(5)
Total Reviews: 2
Kuzeyboy

Really good but the recipe seems to have lost the oil in the ingridients!

Josh

Many thanks Kuzeyboy I've amended that now. Thanks for spotting :)

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