Pilaf-style Rice

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Pilaf-style Rice
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Health Score:
8,1 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
55 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1 ¼ cups Basmati rice (rinsed in several changes of water then drained)
2 ½ cups boiling water
¼ cup sunflower oil
1 small Cauliflower (prepared into small florets)
½ cup frozen peas (thawed)
2 Tbsps Golden raisins
1 small potato (peeled and diced)
2 carrots (peeled and sliced)
Saffron (to garnish)
2 Tbsps whole almonds
1 Tbsp Madras curry powder
1 tsp ground Cumin
1 tsp ground cilantro
½ tsp Turmeric
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
salt
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How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
Start by cooking the rice; place the rice, boiling water and a little salt in a large saucepan.
2.
Bring to the boil then reduce to a low heat and cover with a lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat and keep covered with the lid.
3.
Heat the sunflower oil in a large saucepan over a moderate heat until hot then add the ground spices and salt and fry for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
4.
Add the all the vegetables apart from the peas to the dish and cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
5.
Add 250ml of water to the pan, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook gently for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
6.
Add the peas and raisins at this point and adjust the seasoning to taste. Re-heat the rice if necessary and spoon into serving bowls.
7.
Top with the vegetables. Garnish with almonds and saffron before serving.
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