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    Pulau Nepalese Basmati Rice Dish

    Pulau Nepalese Basmati Rice Dish. Photo by Kathy228

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Kitchen Mama of 3's Note:

    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 Originally made for a Girl Scout function, but EVERYONE loved it and it is now a family favorite!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!

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 29, 2012


      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.

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    • on February 27, 2012


      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.

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    • on April 09, 2010


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pulau Nepalese Basmati Rice Dish

    Serving Size: 1 (99 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 358.0
    Calories from Fat 133
    Total Fat 14.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 515.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 7.7 g
    Protein 7.1 g

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