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Basmati pilaff

Basmati pilaff

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in about an hour
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

Gordon Ramsay brings you an oven-baked rice pilaff, perfect for making ahead and to serve with his Stir fry of duck

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal313
fat11g
saturates7g
carbs52g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein6g
low insalt0.65g
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Ingredients

  • 500g basmati rice
  • 100g butter
  • 1large onion , finely chopped
  • 1large sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cardamom pods , split open
  • 3 cloves
  • 4-6 thinly pared strips lemon zest
  • 1l boiling chicken stock or water

Method

  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas 4. You will need a medium casserole with a lid. Rinse the rice well in a large bowl of water, then drain.

  • STEP 2

    Melt two-thirds of the butter in the casserole and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the rice, stir well, then add the herbs, whole spices and lemon zest and cook for a minute. Now pour in the boiling stock or water and mix into the rice, along with 1½ tsp sea salt and ground black pepper to taste.

  • STEP 3

    Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Leave to stand for 5 minutes, then remove the lid and fork through the remaining butter until the rice is fluffy and separated.

Goes well with

Recipe from December 2003, December 2003

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Rating: 5 out of 5.13 ratings
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