Beautiful and Delicious Seafood Pilau

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2 cups of basmati rice (uncooked)
11/2 teaspoons cumin powder
1/2 Teaspoon gram masala powder
1 cinnamon stick (or a few pinches ground cinnamon)
Few cardamom pods (or a few pinches ground cardamom)
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium chopped onion
2 to 3 cups cooked seafood
2 to 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into halves
1 – 2 fresh red chilli or to taste
Oil for frying

A} Prepare your seafood and set aside or buy already cooked seafood
B} Wash the rice, drain, and set aside.
C} Heat oil in deep pot
D} Fry onions until they are light brown, if the oil is too much remove some to reduce cholesterol
E} Add garlic and ginger, continue stirring and frying until the flavours have mixed well
F} Now add all the spices including cumin seeds, continue stirring and cook for a minute {it should develop a nice aroma}
G} Add boiling water and the rice. Stir it thoroughly
H} Cook for about five minutes, then cover the pot and simmer for a few minutes, stir occasionally
I} Check every few minutes to see if more water is needed and add water as needed. Stir as liquid is been added.
J} Now add cooked seafood and chopped fresh chilli, stir / mix well
K} Cover the pot again and continue cooking over low heat for ten more minutes
L} Remove the pot from the stove, keep covered.
M} Place the entire pot in warm oven for an additional ten to twenty minutes, all the moisture should be absorbed by rice.
N} Place the rice in a serving dish and garnish with hard broiled eggs
O} Serve the rice while still hot with some salad and sauce of your choice


More Pilau recipes —> Chicken Pilau Rice

Written by Farhat

Farhat Abbas


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