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Pilau Recipe

Pilau Recipe

Preparing Pilau

Pilau rice is mainly an Indian dish that is served with any kind of stew especially curry or beef carbonate.

Ingredients

1. 250g grain rice
2. 150 g cashew nuts
3. 3 table spoon vegetable oil
4. 4 cloves
5. 2 cardamom pods
6. Cinnamon stick
7. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
8. 120g raisins
9. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
10. Salt
11. 1 Coriander for garnish
12. 1 onion for garnish
13. Knife
14. Small pot
15. Small pot with lid
16. Small frying pan
17. Wooden spoon

Steps to follow

  1. Wash and drain the rice to get rid of the starch.
  2. Heat three table spoons of oil over high heat in the cooking pot.
  3. Add the cashew nuts, cloves, cardamom pods, cumin seeds and cinnamon.
  4. Maintain high heat and fry for two minutes.
  5. Add shallots and fry for two more minutes and the shallots should turn translucent.
  6. Add the raisins, salt, and turmeric, stirring for a few minutes.
  7. Add the rice and two cups of very hot water to the seasonings in the pot and stir so that the spices coat the rice. This should take about 12-15 minutes for the rice to fully cook.
  8. Once the water has been absorbed, taste the rice.
  9. While the rice is cooking, prepare the garnish. Chop the coriander and slice the onion. Then brown the onion in a little oil.
  10. Before serving your rice, transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the coriander and onion. They will add a pop of color and interesting taste to this delicious dish.

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