Source: Easy pilau rice

Pilau Rice and Peas

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Pea, Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 100 g basmati rice
  • 10 g butter
  • 0.5 onion chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick small
  • 0.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cardamon pods bashed
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander
  • 0.5 tsp ground turmeric
  • 200 ml water
  • 100 g frozen peas


  • Heat the butter or oil in a lidded pan over a medium heat and gently fry the onion with a large pinch of salt, stirring occasionally for 10 mins until soft and golden.
  • Stir in the whole spices and the bay and cook for 2 mins more. Add the ground coriander and turmeric, and cook for 1 min more. Gently stir in the drained rice to coat it in the onion mixture, then pour over the water and stir well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and bring to the boil, once boiling turn the heat down and simmer gently for 8 minutes.
  • Add the frozen peas, stir into the rice, replace the lid and continue cooking for another 3 minutes.
Categories: Side Dish


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