Pilau rice

Pilau rice: Flavourful side dish. Image: Asande Mpila

Pilau rice: Deliciously fluffy and aromatic Indian side dish

Shake up your taste buds with this deeply aromatic pilau rice dish. You may never want to enjoy rice any other way again.

Pilau rice

Pilau rice: Flavourful side dish. Image: Asande Mpila

If you are a fan of Indian food, you will love this pilau rice recipe. It is so aromatic that you will be tempted to enjoy a second or even a third portion if you have a large appetite.

Pilau rice, as it is known in British English or pilaf rice as it is known in the United States of America, is a feast for your taste buds. Wondering what is the difference between pilau rice and plain rice? Plain rice is boiled in water, whereas the pilau contains extra ingredients to give it a flavourful punch. You can also fry or bake pilau in the oven in addition to boiling it in water.

This recipe combines basmati rice with vegetable or chicken stock, white wine, salt, pepper and butter. This combination results in an incredibly aromatic dish. Butter makes the rice soft and creamy, thus adding to the taste experience.

Prepare this recipe once and you will never want to eat rice any other way again!

Pilau rice recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: SidesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 g Basmati rice

  • 600 ml vegetable stock or chicken broth or water

  • 100 ml white wine

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Method

  • Wash the basmati rice under cold water running water until water runs clear.
  • Place the stock and wine in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add rice, salt and pepper to the hot stock and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Allow the rice to boil for 10-12 minutes then remove from the heat let the rice stand in the covered pot for 5minutes, then open and fluff it up with a fork.
  • Add the butter and serve hot.

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