Rice Pilaf



  • Rice- 1 cup (long grain)
  • Carrots-2 (Chopped to pieces)
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  • String beans- 20 broken into 2 inch pieces
  • Cauliflower - 5 florets
  • Peas - 1/4 cup (frozen)
  • Red onions - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Garlic – 2 cloves (shredded fine)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece shredded fine
  • 1 tsp Indian spice blend (see below for recipe)
  • 2 strings saffron
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp.


  1. "Microwave rice in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute, wait for 1 minute and microwave again for 1 minute (this prevents the grains from sticking to each other when cooked in a pilaf).
  2. Set rice aside.
  3. In a heavy skillet, heat oil, add ginger and garlic and cook until the raw smell disappears.
  4. Add red onions and cook until transparent.
  5. Add the other vegetables and stir until tender about 12 minutes.
  6. Add the rice to this mix and add 1 cup of boiling water to the skillet and stir until mixed evenly. Close the lid of the skillet and allow the rice to cook until done and little water is on the bottom.
  7. Add the spice powder and stir evenly and allow cooking 1 more minute.
  8. Season with mint leaves and lemon juice according to taste and serve hot.

Spice Powder

  • Cloves - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 2 pods
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
  • Dry roast all of the above in a microwave for 30 seconds twice with 15 seconds between the two. Powder until fine in a spice grinder. Store in a dry spice container.

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