Pilau Rice Recipe at MyDish

Pilau Rice

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  • 1. Wash the rice in several changes of water and then leave to soak in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a large pan add plenty of boiling water and add the whole spices and saffron.
  • 3. Drain the rice and add to the pan, stirring well before adding the salt.
  • 4. Stir again and add the vegetable oil.
  • 5. Bring back to the boil and allow to cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes. The rice should have a little bite to it before you remove from the heat and drain the water. Remove the whole spices before serving if you wish.

  • Ingredients

    • 250g basmati rice
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 4 cloves
    • 4 Green Cardamom Pods
    • 2 black cardamom pods (optional)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1-2 star anise (optional)
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 whole mace
    • 1-2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
    • good pinch of saffron
    •  salt, to taste

    By Views 1308  Added Fri Feb 3 2012

    What Indian meal would be complete without some hot rice to soak up the lovely aromatic juices?