Pulau Nepalese Basmati Rice Dish

Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an amazing rice side dish with complex flavors, but simple prep! It has a sweet and salty element to it and the spices will make your kitchen SING! Originally made for a Girl Scout function, but EVERYONE loved it and it is now a family favorite! (Found on a Nepali website.) Also re-heats easily. The golden raisins add the most delicious bit of sweet to the rice!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash the rice several times and let it soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the rice well in a sieve.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook onion until soft.
  4. Add all ingredients & spices, (except salt) to the pan and stir fry for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add 2 cups of water to the pan with salt and bring to a boil then cover tightly and.
  6. turn the heat to low.
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes, adding additional water during cooking, if necessary, until rice is tender and fluffy and all the water is absorbed.
  8. Remove bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon sticks before serving.
Most Helpful

3 5

I was a little disappointed, and my family left a lot on their plates. It fell a little short of amazing in the flavor category.

5 5

Very delicious recipe. I didn't have one bit of trouble making this dish for the first time. I did add a couple of teaspoons of ghee and substituted low salt mixed nuts instead of only cashews because I love fried peanuts and almonds, as well, in my pulau. No one in my family likes raisins, especially cooked raisins, so I omitted that. Although, I did cook the recipe on the stove, you can also cook it in a rice cooker after you fry everything for even fluffier rice. Overall, a good Nepali recipe that is very authentic tasting.

5 5

Utterly amazing! Wow. I did not have whole cloves on hand, so cautiously added ground ones, and that was fine. We had two guests from Italy staying with us last week, and I wanted something different for our supper of grilled pork tenderloin, and these Italians had two helpings each, exclaiming *E' MOLTO buona!* Very, very good, and goes in my recipe file right now!