Carrot and Coriander Pilaf

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the September 20, 2005 Sydney Morning Herald. Serve with lentils and warm naan or roti bread, or with grilled fish or chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a lidded saucepan and cook the onion until soft.
  2. Add the coriander, cumin and mustard seeds, ground coriander and turmeric and cook for 1 minute, then add the carrot, stirring well.
  3. Add the rice, water and salt and bring to the boil, stirring. Cover tightly and simmer very gently, undisturbed, for 15 minutes.
  4. Take from the heat for a further 5 mins, covered, then fluff up with two forks.
  5. Serve with lemon quarters and fresh coriander.
Most Helpful

Nice rice recipe. No outstanding flavors, but a pleasant sweetness, and gorgeous color. As other reviewers have stated, would be great for a buffet menu.

dianegrapegrower March 20, 2010

Loved it! The flavoring is perfect: it's distinct yet mellow enough to serve under a spicy dish. The color is beautiful. I used a long grain brown rice, which was a little undercooked. Next time I will add a bit more water and cook longer so that the brown rice will work better. Thanks for posting. Made for the Dec 08 veggie swap.

VegSocialWorker December 10, 2008

We really enjoyed fact, I'm still enjoying it, for my lunch! Everything cooked perfectly according to recipe, which I was pleased about, I like being able to put the lid on and leave it to its own devices, I found the texture of rice and carrot excellent, light and fluffy but still moist, and I found the flavour good, especially when teaming it with a flavourful curry, when the dishes need to complement each other. I did use sesame oil, perhaps that added a little zing too! Thanks for a great recipe, Amanda!

Karen Elizabeth October 21, 2008