This classic Pilau rice recipe is a simple and delicious recipe that you’ll want to make time and time again. With plenty of flavour, this tasty side dish is perfect for serving the chicken tikka masala, spicy lamb or other classic Indian dishes. Naan bread on the side and fresh cinnamon sticks broken throughout, this delicious rice dish is a flavoursome side that would complete any Indian banquet.
Zanzibar Rice Pilau :: "The word pilau comes from the Persian word pilav or pilaw, which is also the origin of pilaf, as in “rice pilaf“. The pilav rice cooking technique is found throughout the Middle East and West Asia. It has been spread across Africa by the Arabs. It is basically rice, vegetables, and meat cooked in a seasoned broth. Here is the Swahili way to make this rice dish."
From SAVEUR Issue #167 Given that rice is grown throughout southern India, it makes sense that there are so many variations on how to serve it. Fried chana dal adds an earthy crunch to this citrusy preparation, which is delicious served alongside rich vegetable curries.
Spicy Mushroom Rice is an easy, flavorful side dish for any meal. Vegans use vegan butter and I also added garlic, green onions instead of shallots, chopped spinach and roasted red peppers for even more delicious flavor! It is very good!