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Aromatic Pilau Rice

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Aromatic Pilau Rice - TheRecipe.Website

Aromatic Pilau Rice

A few cupboard basics makes this rice dish a divine rice dish. The gentle aromas hit the senses even before you have a chance to taste the dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rice
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 136kcal



  • Wash the rice several time in cold water, then leave to soak for about 30 minutes in fresh cold water or if in a rush wash under the tap for a couple of minutes.
  • Cook the onion in the butter for around 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the spices, saffron and bay leaves and cook for a couple more minutes.
  • The spices will give a wonderful fragrant flavour to the rice.
  • Add the rice and stir until the grains are coated in the butter before stirring in the stock or water and salt. Bring to the boil and then cover with a tight-fitting lid.
  • If the lid isn't very tight, cover the pan with aluminium foil before putting the lid on.
  • Turn the heat down low and leave to cook for 10 minutes before turning off the heat.
  • Don't remove the lid; just leave the rice to continue cooking in the pan for about 5 minutes until you're ready to serve.
  • The rice should have absorbed all the water and will just need fluffing up with a fork.
  • Add a knob of butter before serving.


Sodium: 141mg | Sugar: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.4g | Potassium: 36mg | Calories: 136kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 28g