Pulau( Rice Pilaf) Serves 4-6

Ingredients :

11/2 cups long grain basmati rice

11/2 cups  green peas

11/2 tablespoon ghee or butter

6 cloves, 4 whole cardamoms

2 stick cinnamon ( Can substitute with 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon)

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 cups hot water

1 large onion, sliced fine.

4 oz. green onions.

Preparation :

1.Fry sliced onion till brown and keep aside for garnishing.

2.Wash and soak the rice for about 30 minutes.


4.Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add cloves, cinnamon and turmeric for a minute.

5.Add rice and salt to taste and fry gently for a few minutes, stirring constantly.

6.Add green peas, green onions and hot water and mix thoroughly.

7.Turn rice into rice cooker and cook until rice is done and liquid absorbed.

  1. 8.Serve garnished with fried onion.

  2. 9.If You like sweet rather than salty, can skip the salt and add 1 teaspoon raisins, 1 teaspoon, cashews, other nuts of choice.