Pilau Rice

Pilau Rice

   By Rumana Zahn

You can make this pilau rice as peas pilau, chickpea pilau or mushroom pilau.


3 mugs of rice – soaked for 1-2hrs
1 onion chopped or sliced
2-3 tblsp Ghee or olive oil
6 mugs of water
1 tblsp whole jeera
1 tblsp whole black pepper
2 whole cloves
½ tsp of salt
Cupful of peas or chickpeas or sliced mushrooms


  1. Fry onions in the ghee or olive oil in a large pan until golden brown.
  2. Add in peas or chick peas or mushrooms.
  3. Add the 6 mugful of water and the spices and bring to the boil.
  4. Strain the soaked rice and add to the water. Sir well.
  5. Bring to boil again. When the water is nearly fully absorbed turn off heat and leave lid on to slow cook.
  6. When the rice is cooked serve warm.