Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Pilau is a Swahili dish of rice cooked in a seasoned broth mixed with vegetables and meat. This spicy recipe uses turkey, naturally lower in fat and still just as flavorful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown bacon in large skillet. When crispy, remove from skillet and dice. Set aside.
  2. Add to skillet shallots, jalapenos, and garlic. Cook over low heat 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Raise heat to medium and add tomatoes. Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Transfer mixture large pot with fitted lid. Stir in rice, broth, wine, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. Add ham and peas to top of mixture. Do not stir! Cover and let rice 5-10 minutes.
  6. Fluff rice and toss mixture.
  7. Spoon into individual bowls, sprinkle with bacon bits and scallions; serve.