Thursday, 14 September 2017

EASY PILAU RECIPE


Hey Lovelies,
Here is a fool proof simple cheat's way of cooking Pilau. Tired but really want that pilau rice? This recipe is straight foward and requires less than 5 ingredients. The best thing about food is that you can always find ways of making it simple but still maintain the original taste. Pilau is very popular and as such there are many ways you can cook it. The only thing that you cannot afford to miss is the spices. Have the spices for cooking pilau? You are good to go.Basically if you have cumin, cloves, black pepper, ginger, star anise, you can make the perfect pilau. I used Pilau Masala which is a mixed spice of all the spices needed to cook Pilau. The spice is readily available or you can mix the individual spices to make your own Pilau Masala. I love that pilau is a dish that you can eat on its own without any sides, the taste is enough. Follow me on YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter
Ingredients


2 Cups White Rice
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Pilau Masala Spice
1/2 Cup Onions
4 1/2 Cups Water

Instructions


Heat a deep bottomed pan. Add the chopped onions. Add the vegetable oil.


Cook until the onions start to turn brown.


Add salt to the pan


Add the pilau masala spice


Let the mixture cook for a 2-3 minutes


Pour in the 4 1/2 cups water


Bring the mixture to boil


As the water is heating up, wash the rice thoroughly under running water until it becomes clear. Thia is to remove starch from the rice which causes the stickiness


Once the water has boiled add in the rice. Stir so that there are no lumps at the bottom of the pan and also to ensure that the rice grains are single


Let the rice cook on high heat uncovered


When the water has significantly reduced to below the rice, turn down the heat to low. Cover the pan ans let the rice simmer slowly


Fluff the rice after a few minutes before the water is dissolved to mix all the ingredients evenly. Cover and continue to cook on low heat


Cook the pilau until all the water has dissolved. You will know this when you begin to hear a gentle hissing sound instead of a simmer


Remove from the heat and serve immediately. The pilau goes really well with stews, curries and even vegetables. You can even eat the pilau without an accompaniment
Enjoy!




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EASY PILAU RECIPE
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups White Rice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Pilau Marsala
  • 1/2 Cup Onions
  • 4 1/2 Cups Water
Instructions
Heat a deep bottomed pan. Add vegetable oil. Add Onions and cook until they start to almost burnAdd salt. Add the Pilau Marsala. Add the 4 1/2 Cups water and bring to boilWash rice until the water becomes clear. Add into the boiling water. Let rice cook on high heat uncovered until the water reduces to below the riceUse a fork to fluff the rice, cover and let simmer on low heat until the Pilau has dried upRemove from the heat and serve
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 3 Servings

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