Turmeric pilau with golden onions

Turmeric pilau with golden onions

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This side dish can be part-cooked in the kitchen, then quickly tossed together in a wok over the coals on the barbie

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
323
protein
6g
carbs
60g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
4g
salt
0.01g

Ingredients

  • 400g basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 large onions, halved and sliced
  • just under 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 red or green chillies, deseeded and thinly sliced

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Method

  1. Thoroughly rinse the rice until the water looks completely clear. Drain, then tip into a large pan of salted water. Bring to the boil and cook for 6 mins until just tender, but check after 5 mins. Drain well, cool and chill.
  2. Heat the oil in a large wok and fry the spices until they start to pop. Add the onions, then cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are tender and golden. Stir in the turmeric and chilli, and cook for 1-2 mins more. Cool.
  3. TO BARBECUE: Heat the wok over the coals and, when the onions are sizzling, add the rice and cook, turning until heated through. If the embers are starting to die down a bit, cover the wok with a lid or the wok with a lid or foil to keep in the heat.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2007

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dutes8080's picture
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Loved this and like Sue Spink cooked it as an accompaniment to Super-quick fish curry. Worked well, but spent loads of time before I found the Black Mustard Seeds, only to learn that Sainsbury's have sold them for ages as "Nigella Seeds" - Bah Humbug !!!! ;-)

marola's picture
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Really nice rice dish. I didn't have any mustard seeds so I used coriandar seeds and added some chopped veg. I will try it on the bbq next time.

srehan's picture
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Rice turned out beautifully using the method outlined - will cook again soon! Easy receipe

sspink's picture

Easy to make and very tasty. Had with quick curried fish.

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