Aromatic Rice Pilaf


by: Aarthi

his is a simple quick pilaf..It is a very flavourful rice preparation..This recipe is modified from “Anjum Anand’s I Love Curry” Cookbook


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serves: 4

cup Basmati rice-1

Onion-1 sliced

inch Cinnamon / Pattai-1 piece

cloves / Krambu-4

Cardamom / Yelakai-4

tsp Pepper-1

leaves Bay / Brinji ilai-1

Salt to taste

Ghee-2 tblspn

leaves Coriander / Cilantro for garnishing

Nutrition Facts
Aromatic Rice Pilaf

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 189

  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 23.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  •     Sugars: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g

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1.  Wash rice in lots of water and soak it for 30 min.Drain and set aside.

2.  In a thick bottom pan add ghee and heat it up.

3.  Add in cloves,cardamom,bay leaf,pepper,cinnamon and fry for 30 sec.

4.  Throw in onions and cook till golden.

5.  Add in the rice and fry for 2 min.

6.  Pour in 2 cups of water and bring that to boil.Once it started boiling cover it with a tight fitting lid and let it cook on a very low flame for 10-15 mins.

7.  Once it has absorbed all the water,fluff it with a fork and let it stand for 10 min covered.

8.  Throw in lots of coriander and mix well.

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