Simple Indian Spiced Pilaf

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Simple Indian Spiced Pilaf
Simple Spiced Pilaf
Prerna Singh

Simple Spiced Pilaf

This cumin-scented green pea pulao is the perfect accompaniment to Chicken Tikka Masala. Here's a little tip for cooking basmati rice: The rule of thumb is to add water a little more than twice the quantity of rice; but here, I added a half-cup extra for softer rice.

3
Servings
343
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: You can use frozen peas here; just make sure to thaw them before using.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon clarified butter or olive oil
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup green peas*
  • 1 1/4 cup basmati rice
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Directions

Wash the rice thoroughly under cold running water and set aside.

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the bay leaf and cumin seeds and cook until they start popping. Next, add the green peas. Cook for 1 minute.

Add the rice and season with salt, to taste. Combine the spices and peas with the rice and add the water. Bring the rice to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat to medium, cover the saucepan with a lid, and cook until all of the water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest, covered, for 10 minutes.

Simple Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Simple Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Protein
7g
14%
Carbs
66g
22%
Vitamin A
46µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.8%
Vitamin C
10mg
16%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.4%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
46mg
5%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
22µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
314µg
79%
Folic acid
172µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
25%
Magnesium
33mg
8%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
120mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
168mg
5%
Sodium
708mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
34.3%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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