Goan prawn pulao

    Goan prawn pulao

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    About this recipe: Pulao rice embellished with prawns and Goan spices for a delicious accompaniment to Indian veg or curry dishes, or simply enjoy it on its own!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 180g basmati rice
    • 200g peeled prawns
    • salt, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons ghee
    • 2.5cm piece of cinnamon
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 8 black peppercorns
    • 6 whole cloves
    • 3 cardamom pods
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 tomato, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 4 tablespoons frozen garden peas
    • 1 to 2 carrots, cubed
    • 1 handful green beans, sliced on a slant
    • 2 vegetable stock cubes
    • 500ml water
    • coriander leaves for garnish

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:20min soaking  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Soak the rice in water for 20 to 30 minutes, then drain and rinse.
    2. Salt the prawns and set aside.
    3. Heat the ghee in a deep saucepan over medium high heat. Add the cinnamon, bay leaves, peppercorns, cloves and cardamom. When the spices start to crackle, add the onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes, prawns and garam masala; stir well.
    4. Add the peas, carrots, green beans, stock cubes and rice and cook and stir for a little bit, coating the rice in the mixture. Pour the water in and mix well. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes, or till rice is tender. When cooled fluff with a fork and garnish with coriander leaves and lime.

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