Rice Pilaf

Rice Pilaf recipe from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

Yield: 
4-6 Servings

Updated: Tue, 09/11/2018 - 7:42am

Ingredients

  • 3 cups basmati rice
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee or olive oil
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 8 whole peppercorns, slightly crushed
  • 1 cup peas
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ cup cashew pieces, raw or lightly toasted
  • 1½ teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 5½ cups water

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak rice for 10-15 minutes, then strain.
  2. Heat ghee or oil in a medium pan. Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cumin seeds, bay leaves and peppercorns. Heat until sputtering and lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  3. Turn down heat and add rice. Stir and brown about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add peas, turmeric, cashews and salt.
  5. Return to heat for 2-3 minutes to brown.
  6. Pour into a saucepan. Cover and simmer over low heat for 18-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. Enjoy!