Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

Mmm delicious yellow rice. Don't forget to pick out the cloves and cardamom pods as you eat! Serve with Low-Fat Chicken Curry (it won't be low fat any more if you serve it with this lovely buttery rice!)


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in the rice until it is coated in the butter.
  3. Add the spices and salt.
  4. Add the boiling water.
  5. Cover with a tight fitting lid, and simmer on the lowest heat for 15 minutes--do not stir in the meantime.
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4 5

This rice is wonderfully aromatic, rightly spiced and simply delicious! I loved the taste of fennel seeds in particular in this. I used Maggi vegetable broth with onions as a substitute for water to cook the rice. Also, since I used broth, I omitted the salt. I stirred in 2 tbsps. of chopped fresh mint leaves while the rice was cooking. Once the rice was ready, I garnished it with 2 tbsps. of chopped fresh corriander leaves and 1 tbsp. of chopped fresh mint leaves. I served this rice with a green spinach curry and some yoghurt on the side. Went very well. The colour of this rice was a beautiful yellow. I will be making this rice often because it is so easy, tasty and goes well even on its own. Even my picky eater bro. loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!!

5 5

Just made this tonight and it worked perferctly, doubled it up for four people and was concerned about adding so much salt to just stuck with the 2 person amount ... needless to say had to add more. Cook it, you wont be dissapointed!

5 5

easiest and tastiest pilau rice ever!