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Pilau rice recipes

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Pilau rice or pilaf can be a fragrant side or marvellous main. This dish often uses basmati rice, spices and optional vegetables, meat or seafood.

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  • Turmeric pilau with golden onions

    Turmeric pilau with golden onions

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • One-pan prawn pilau

    One-pan prawn pilau

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.111 ratings

    Make an exotic meal without fuss with this one-pan prawn pilau

  • Pilau with peas

    Pilau with peas

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This spicy rice serves eight so is ideal if you've got friends coming over for curry

  • Chicken biryani pilau

    Chicken biryani pilau

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.58 ratings

    Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!

  • Boiled white rice

    How to cook rice

    Learn how to cook basmati rice for perfect, fluffy results with an easy video guide from the BBC Good Food cookery team. All you need is a saucepan with a lid, a colander and a fork.

  • Pistachio pilau rice

    Pistachio pilau rice

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This lightly spiced, vibrant side dish is the perfect accompaniment to curry

  • Spicy vegetable pilau with cucumber raita

    Spicy vegetable pilau with cucumber raita

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Replace rice with freekeh for a deliciously different, low-calorie one-pot with red pepper and sweet sultanas

  • Spiced rice in a pan

    Spiced basmati rice

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Slow cook your basmati in the style of a pilaf by steaming with spices for this Keralan-style Indian side dish

  • Lamb, coconut & mango pilau

    Lamb, coconut & mango pilau

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.44 ratings

    Try this fragrant and filling one-pot supper that works just as well with beef and chicken

  • One-pot chicken pilaf

    One-pot chicken pilaf

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.116 ratings

    Keep the washing-up down to an absolute minimum with this one-pot supper - you can even eat it out of the cooking dish!

  • Broad bean pilau

    Broad bean pilau

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This broad bean dish will add a Middle Eastern twist to any summer occasion

  • Aubergine pilau with garlicky yogurt

    Aubergine pilau with garlicky yogurt

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This wholesome and earthy pilau dish, packed with spinach and aubergine, uses ready-cooked wholegrain rice for a super quick meal

  • Spicy cauliflower pilau

    Spicy cauliflower pilau

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    This healthy, Indian-inspired side dish is made from cauliflower florets instead of rice - a quick and gluten-free addition to curry night

  • Oven-baked chicken pilau

    Oven-baked chicken pilau

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    This chicken pilau is not only satisfying, it's healthy too

  • Spiced prawn & coconut pilaf

    Spiced prawn & coconut pilaf

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

    This pilaf is vibrant in colour and flavour, and particularly easy to make as the rice is cooked separately, then folded into the masala

  • Wild salmon with coconut chutney & green pilau

    Wild salmon with coconut chutney & green pilau

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 ratings

    Wild salmon contains less saturated fat, is darker, has firmer flesh and a stronger taste, making it an ideal partner for these spice and citrus flavours

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