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Pilau Rice

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Category: Rice

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Basmati rice
  • 1 Onion; chopped
  • 2 oz Butter
  • 3 Whole cloves
  • 1 Stick cinnamon; about 2"
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 oz Almonds; flaked or slivered
  • 1 oz Raisins
  • 2 1/2 c Water
  • Salt and pepper; to taste


Wash and drain the Basmati rice and set aside. Cook the onion in the butter
in a saucepan until soft. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to the
boil Reduce the heat, cover the pan tightly and simmer gently for 20-25
minutes, or until all the water as been absorbed. Fluff up the rice with a
fork and serve immediately. This is the traditional accompaniment to curry
and chicken dishes.

Cook's tip: add a little chopped cooked meat, chicken or fish to the pilau
for a light lunch or supper dish.

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