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Homemade Pilau Rice

My fuss-free, homemade pilau rice, brings an authentic taste of an Indian takeaway to your home. Best of all, it's ready in less than 30 minutes! Serve with your favourite curry, for a delicious Indian feast.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Pilau Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 277kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil or use butter
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 4 Cardamom pods bruised with the flat of a knife
  • 250 g Basmati rice
  • 500 ml Vegetable stock
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Bay Leaf

Instructions

  • In a pan (with a lid), heat the oil and fry the turmeric, cloves, cumin seeds and cardamom pods for 1 minute, to release their flavours.
  • Add the rice and stir to coat in the spices.
  • Pour in the vegetable stock, give it another stir and add the cinnamon and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer, season with salt, then pop the lid on. Turn the heat down to low.
  • Cook for 25 minutes, then take off the heat. Remove the lid and fluff up the rice with a fork. Replace the lid until you're ready to serve.

Notes

Freezing: Any leftover rice can be frozen. Store the rice in a microwaveable container in the freezer then reheat in the microwave, straight from frozen.
Nutrition: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pilau Rice
Amount per Serving
Calories
277
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Sodium
 
505
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
117
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
266
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
39
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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