Rice is nice


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Jan 29, 2017
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Queensland, Australia
  1. Vegan
Carrot pilau

275 g / 10 oz brown basmati rice , 5oo ml/ 18 fl oz of water, 1 teaspoon cooking oil, I teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of cooking oil, ( yes another measure of oil ) 1 teaspoon cumin or caraway seeds, 1 onion finely sliced, 2 cinnamon sticks each about 2 inches long broken up, 4 green cardamoms, 1 teaspoon of garam masala or ground mixed spice, 150 g / 6 oz of coarsely grated carrots, 1oo g / 4 oz of frozen peas

1. Wash the rice in several changes of water, leave to soak in water for 20 minutes.

2. Drain the rice put it in a pan and add the water, bring to the boil, stir in 1 teaspoon of oil and salt cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Do not lift the lid during this time.

3. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for 10 minutes.

4. Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the seeds, cook until they splutter.

5. Add onion, cinnamon (broken into pieces) and cardamom pods (split at one end to release flavour) Fry until the onion is slightly browned. 4 to 5 minutes

6. Add the Garam Masala and cook for 30 seconds.

7. Stir in the carrot - grated and the peas, cook for a further 2 minutes.

8. Use a fork to gently stir this mixture into the rice and keep warm - or serve straight away.