Spicy Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ryana

Makes 8 servings



From Nigella Lawson's "Feast", episode NL0111 "Spiced Up", recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Pilaf

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tsp cloves, ground
2 tsp cardamom, ground
2 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
2 cups chicken stock

Recipe Directions for Spicy Pilaf

  1. Cook the onion in the oil, in a deep saucepan with the cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, and nigella seeds, if using, until the onion is slightly browned and soft. Keep the heat medium to low and stir frequently; this should take about 10 minutes.

  2. Add the rice and move it about in the oily spiced onion until it is slicked and glossy, then pour in the stock and bring the pan to the boil. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over the lowest heat possible for 20 minutes.

  3. Turn off the heat, take the lid off, cover with a tea towel and clamp the lid back on the saucepan. You can leave the rice to rest like this for at least 10 minutes, and up to about 1 hour. Fork the rice through when you are ready to serve it, scattering the toasted sliced almonds and cilantro on top.

Categories

Rice, Side Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
174
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
374mg
16%
Potassium
87mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
31.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
3.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in manganese
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