Aromatic Pilau

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Aromatic Pilau
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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Basmati ricecinnamonCuminCilantrolemonsalt

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
¼ cup
1 ⅔ cups
Basmati rice (rinsed in several changes of cold water then drained)
1.333 cups
boiling water
1.333 cups
2
2 teaspoons
ground cilantro
1 teaspoon
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon
ground Cumin
1
Cilantro (finely chopped)
½
juiced lemon
Cilantro (to garnish)

Preparation steps

1.
Heat the sunflower oil in a large saucepan set over a moderate heat. Add the whole and ground spices as well as 1 tsp of salt and stir well.
2.
Add the rice and cook in the spiced oil for a minute, stirring frequently. Cover with the water and stock and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low.
3.
Let the rice cook for 15-20 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
4.
Remove from the heat and let it rest to one side, still covered for at least 10 minutes.
5.
Fluff with a fork after 10 minutes and discard the cinnamon sticks.
6.
Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle over some lemon juice and chopped coriander. Garnish with sprigs of coriander before serving.
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