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    Aromatic Peas and Carrot Pilaf for one

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    50 mins

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    40 mins

    Anu's Note:

    This is my very own, 100% original recipe for an authentic Indian "pulao". The word "pilaf" is distortion of the word "pulao" which simply means a rice dish cooked with veggies and spices. This tastes great with a spicy raita, or with plain yogurt. Using margarine makes this a vegan.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 1-2

    Yield:

    main di ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash the rice well; drain.
    2. 2
      Melt butter/margarine/ghee in a saucepan over low to medium heat.
    3. 3
      Saute garlic paste/powder/minced garlic in butter for about 15 seconds, then add the chopped onions and saute until browned, about 5-10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the rice, cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, and cloves to the onion-garlic mixture and saute for 10-15 minutes or until the rice is evenly browned.
    5. 5
      Now add carrots, peas, salt, and water, stir, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, without stirring, until the rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Uncover and evaporate excess water if any, remove from flame, and fluff up with a fork.
    7. 7
      Season with extra salt and pepper, if necessary, and serve hot!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2002

      55

      This was beeeeautiful! I increased the servings to 4, I soaked the rice for about 20 minutes before using. It was delicious hot and superb cold... this is certainly going to be used by me veeery often. Thanks Anu!

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    • on August 14, 2009

      45

      I really liked this. It was a really yummy pulao, and easy to do. My only quibble is that the rice cooking times were off for me, but otherwise this was gold.

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    • on October 03, 2007

      25

      I hate to do this, but this was okay. I did exactly as written and mine turned out "soggy" and bland. It smelled wonderful when I was sauteing the rice with the spices and while it simmered. I'm not sure what happened. I will try to make this again and see how it turns out the 2nd time. I always like to try something twice just incase I missed something the first time. It almost seemed like there was too much water.

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    Nutritional Facts for Aromatic Peas and Carrot Pilaf for one

    Serving Size: 1 (158 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 243.1
     
    Calories from Fat 32
    13%
    Total Fat 3.6 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 5.0 mg
    1%
    Sodium 632.7 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 46.7 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    19%
    Sugars 4.7 g
    18%
    Protein 6.4 g
    12%

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