Thursday, May 13, 2021

 

Pilau Rice or Yellow Rice 

Ingredients:

Basmati rice 2 cups
Cardamon pods 3
Cumin ¾ teaspoons
Coriander ½ teaspoons
Onion medium 1
Ghee 2 tablespoon
Saffron one good pinch
Cinnamon stick 1 inch long
Salt to taste
Water 4 cups

Method:

Soak the rice in water for ten minutes, wash and drain all the water using a sieve.

Boil the 4 cups of water.

Finely chop the onion, soak the saffron in one tablespoon hot water.

Dry roast Cardamon pods, Cumin and Coriander and crush all together.

Add the ghee to the hot pan and add these crushed spices and finely chopped onion and fry until the onion turns brown.

When the onion has turned brown, add the rice, saffron with the water and the boiling water, cinnamon piece, salt to taste and cook in low heat until all the water has been absorbed.

 

This delicate process can be done in an easy and quick way as below.

Ingredients:

Basmati rice 2 cups
Saffron one good pinch
Pilau rice seasoning 2 teaspoon heaped - available in all supermarkets
Butter 2 tablespoon or ghee
Water 4 cups

Method:

Soak the saffron in one tablespoon hot water.

Soak rice in water, wash and drain well using a sieve.

Boil the water and add the rice, saffron, ghee, and the pilau rice seasoning.

Cook until all the water has been absorbed.

The pilau rice seasoning replaces all the spices and the labour associated with it.

You can cook this way in a rice cooker, in a microwave cooker or even on a stove.

For Microwave cooking this rice - Click here.