Indian Pilau Rice

Indian Pilau Rice


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About this recipe: An amazing CHEAP version to PILAU rice!

kupisiewicz92 Midlothian, Scotland, UK


  • 500gr or basmati rice
  • 3 medium onions
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 cardamon pods
  • 8 cloves
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 hipped spoon of butter
  • 700 mln of water
  • salt


  1. Put all rice in a bowl with cold water and leave it to rest for at least 30 min.
  2. In meantime, fry 3 onions with butter until golden on a huge teal pan.
  3. Add all spices and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add rice and fry on a high heat for another 4 minutes until a bit goldfish.
  5. Add 700 mln of previously boiled water with a pinch of salt
  6. Leave to boil, and then put the lid on or a piece of wrapping foil (so it's steaming) on the lowest heat possible. Steam for around 8 minutes.
  7. Take out cardamon pods, and cloves when possible so nobody bites it.

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Made this as a side dish for a family curry night, very easy to make and a hit with everyone. - 17 May 2015

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