Onion & Pea Pulao

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 Medium Onion
1 tbsp. Cumin Seed
2 tsp. Salt
3 tbsp. Vegetable Oil


  • To reduce the cooking time, soak the rice for 2 – 3 hours in a boil of water.
  • Julienne the onion.APC_0030
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • When oil is hot add the cumin seed.APC_0033
  • Add the onion and sauté until it is slightly browned.APC_0034
  • Add the peas and sauté 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the salt.APC_0037
  • 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.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Little Chef says:

    Love any kind of peas pulao! Definitely going to try yours 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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