Anina's Kenyan Pilau

Recipe by JJRsGirl
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Put 1 cup water in a 2 quart saucepan and with the black eyed peas and bring to a full boil for five minutes.
  • While the peas are boiling, peel and cut the onion, wash the rice and drain, and bring 16 oz. water to a boil with the bouillon cube in a separate saucepan.
  • Drain the black eyed peas and put them in a bowl.
  • Add the oil to the saucepan that had the black eyed peas and set the range to medium heat.
  • Add the onion to the oil.
  • Once the onions get soft, add the salt, cloves, cinnamon, cumin and crushed cardamom. Stir frequently for about 3 minutes while the smells of Kenya fill your home!
  • Add the garlic and stir for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the black eyed peas and mix well with the spices.
  • Add the rice and stock from the bouillon cube.
  • Turn the heat up to high until the mixture boils and then turn it to medium-low.
  • Stir gently until most of the water is absorbed. Add the raisins and stir.
  • Transfer the mixture to a covered dish (I prefer Corningware). Cover the dish with aluminum foil to make a tight seal first, then put the cover on.
  • Cook for 45 minutes on 350.
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