Indian Pilau Rice


    An amazing CHEAP version to PILAU rice!

    Midlothian, Scotland, UK
    4 people made this


    • 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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