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Easy Pilau Rice

A really easy Pilau Rice Recipe that cooks
the rice to perfection!  

  • 30g Butter
  • 1 Small Red Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Garlic Clove (Sliced)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 Cardomon Pods (Split)
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Small handful of Sultanas (Optional)
  • 250g Basmati Rice

Method:
Wash the rice until the water runs clear & then drain in a colander. Heat a large saucepan & dry fry the Cumin Seeds for 1 minute then remove a crush in a Motar & Pestal. Put the pan back on the heat & add the butter, when melted add the Red onion & Garlic a fry until soft. Now add all the other ingredients (except Sultanas) to the pan & stir in the rice. Now add Cold water to the pan so it just covers the rice. Bring to the boil (uncovered), once boiled, cover with the lid & simmer for 5 minutes then take off the heat and leave to stand (Covered) for 15 minutes. Remove Bay Leaves, throw in the Sultanas & serve with your favorite Curry. Enjoy!

Serves 4
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Lemon Rice

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2tsp Bengali five spice
  • 2tbsp peanuts, chopped
  • 1–2 dried red chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1⁄4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 10 curry leaves, torn
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 300g cooked Basmati rice

Method: Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan/wok and add the 5 Spice, peanuts and chillies and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add the ginger, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt and cook for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and cook for another minute. Add the rice and peanuts (wash 1st if using salted peanuts). Mix & heat thoroughly. Enjoy!

Serves 4

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