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Pea Pilau Rice    Veg   HT  ACC   35mins

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90ml/3fl.oz. Vegetable Oil

2 Small Onion

˝ Cinnamon Stick, broken up

12mm/˝ inch piece Fresh Ginger, chopped

1/4 teasp Chilli Powder

A pinch Ground Turmeric

˝ teasp Cumin Seeds


300g/11oz Long Grain Rice

200g/7oz Frozen Peas

25g/1oz Butter




1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat, chop one of the onions and add to the pan together with the cinnamon, ginger, chili powder, turmeric, cumin seeds and salt and sauté gently for 10 minutes.


2. Add the water and bring to the boil then add the rice, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the peas, stir well and cook for a further 10 minutes, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Add a little more water if necessary.


3. Meanwhile, slice the remaining onion. Melt the butter in a frying-pan and add the sliced onion. Fry for about 10 minutes, until brown and crisp, stirring frequently.


4. To serve - transfer the rice to a warmed serving dish and spread the hot onion and butter over the top. Serve immediately.



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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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