Pulao, or pilaf as you maybe be more familiar with, is a tasty alternative to plain rice. The flavours in this dish are quite subtle but this is definitely comfort food.
We have used brown rice to make the dish a little more nutritious and add a slightly nutty flavour that pairs perfectly with the bright and somewhat citrusy flavour of our Mint Chicken. But really, this rice will pair with any meat dish to make a delicious and filling dinner.
Onion & Pea Pulao
This recipe makes roughly 4 portions, and takes about 35 minutes to cook not including the time taken to soak the rice.
|1 cup||Brown Rice|
|1 cup||Fresh or Frozen Peas|
|1 tbsp.||Cumin Seed|
|3 tbsp.||Vegetable Oil|
- To reduce the cooking time, soak the rice for 2 – 3 hours in a boil of water.
- Julienne the onion.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet.
- When oil is hot add the cumin seed.
- Add the onion and sauté until it is slightly browned.
- Add the peas and sauté 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the salt.
- If using fresh peas, cover the skillet for 2 to 3 minutes to steam the peas. This is not necessary with frozen as they generally blanched before freezing.
- Drain the rice and add it to the skillet with 2 ½ cups of water.
- Stir, cover and reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer until rice is tender. About 30 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let rest, covered for 5 to 10 minutes.