Bowl of turmeric pilau rice with onions

Pilau rice recipes

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.

5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
111 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
57 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy

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.

4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
44 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
115 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Bored of plain boiled rice? Adding some veg and a nutty crunch livens it up in this simple veggie supper

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
47 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Spice up your midweek meal with this healthy and flavour-packed recipe

40 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a quinoa rice marvel in minutes - it's superhealthy and counts as 1 of 5-a-day

35 mins
More effort
Healthy
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
16 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Try something new with this aromatic, vegetarian, tomato-based curry packed with boiled eggs and served with spiced basmati

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make a smart Indian-inspired supper for two using storecupboard ingredients

30 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Oven bake butternut squash, peppers and onions in North African spice then serve with superhealthy greens and basmati rice

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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