Mutter Pulao (Rice Pilaf With Peas)

"This Pakistani side dish is superb, it goes great with pretty much anything and is easily enjoyed by itself too. Serve with some yogurt or achar and it's great! It may look a little overwhelming to make but it's actually quite easy."
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  • In a pot, heat up the oil on medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook till it softens, becomes translucent and releases its water. Do not brown or dry out.
  • Add cloves, bay leaf, cardamom, peppercorn and cumin.
  • Fry for about a minute or so.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Stir and fry a bit. If it looks a little dry add a little bit of the chicken stock that you have aside.
  • Add the garlic and ginger paste, stir fry a minute or two.
  • Add the peas and chicken stock and let it warm up but not to a boil.
  • Add rice and salt to taste. Stir well. Increase heat to high. Let the rice come to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes.
  • Give a quick stir, cover with lid and turn heat down to medium and let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the stove off. Do not uncover the rice or move it from the stove. Let it sit in its steam for 5-10 minutes as the stove cools down allowing the rice to become fluffy.
  • Serve hot!

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  1. Excellent! The only things that I did different is that I used basmati rice, didn't add the chili powder, and as soon as the liquid was boiling well with the rice, I covered it and put it into a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Turned out perfect!
  2. Made for Spring 2010 PAC I liked this very much, however, for me, it came out a bit too mushy, but I accept full responsibility for that, I may have overcooked the rice. The flavor was terrific and I will make this again.


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