pilau

Definition

Food

  • A savoury rice dish made from spices, garlic and chilli fried in butter or ghee, meat added and fried 5 minutes; yoghurt progressively added until no more is absorbed; soaked and drained basmati rice added with saffron and salt and fried. The whole is then covered with stock, brought to the boil and cooked on a very low heat until the rice is tender adding more stock if too dry. Garnished with crisply fried onions before service. Fruits and vegetables may be added with the rice.
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