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Pilau Rice
« on: November 04, 2014, 10:20 PM »
•   Onion (sliced or diced, depending on preference)
•   Cumin Seeds
•   Black Cardamom
•   Cassia Bark
•   Salt
•   Oil
•   Water
•   Basmati Rice
•   Yellow Food Colouring (powdered)
•   Red Food Colouring (powdered)
Fry onion, seeds, cardamom, cassia bark, salt in oil until soft.  Add dry basmati rice, fry and stir until coated in oil, sprinkle on yellow food colouring powder and add water at 1 qty rice to 1.5 qty water ratio.  Bring to boil then cover and boil until water reduced.  Add a line of red food colouring (diluted with a very small amount of water) to the top of the rice, wrap lid in teatowel, cover and weigh down to prevent steam escaping, reduce heat to minimum and steam for 15 mins.  Gently fluff through using skewers.  Heat in microwave until piping hot as required if not serving immediately.

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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 10:34 PM »
That's good looking rice sp. I'll have to give it a go.  Just out of interest do you do pressure cook pilau?  I did Julian's PC method the other day and was pretty happy with it.  I'm also going to try the Kris Dhillon in the microwave as suggested by phil, I think it was.

Why wrap the lid in a tea towel? Is that just to ensure a good seal or is there another purpose?
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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 10:47 PM »
Looks good , I find bulk cooking rice is a precise beast.

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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 10:51 PM »
the restaurant doesn't pressure cook, that's where the pics are from.  at home i usually use julians pressure cook method for rice and it works great, as does the microwave method (i use that for savoury rice sachets!)

i'm out of space in my freezer(s!) to stockpile more rice so i'm just doing one offs as required in the pan at the moment.  in a moment of madness i did buy a kenwood rice cooker from a car boot sale but as you can't use the cooker insert for cooking pilau in case you scrape off the non-stick coating i keep that for plain boiled rice just to feel like it wasnt a total waste of £7.50 ;)

the weighing down of the lid and wrapping with a cloth is just to stop any moisture escaping, to form a good seal as it steams, as you say


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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 12:36 AM »
Sp, that's a nice looking pot of onions  8)

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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 08:20 AM »
I've been in a few kitchens but NEVER seen as many onions in a pot. That is incredible.
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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 07:37 PM »
probably makes it look more as they were quartered rather than sliced... it was a bugger peeling them though!


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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 07:38 PM »
probably makes it look more as they were quartered rather than sliced... it was a bugger peeling them though!
  dutch onions for the record

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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 06:00 PM »
Looks tasty!
I was cooking it before in a ricecooker, but I didn't like that it can only cook rice, was taking too much space and my kitchen is small.
So I got a multicooker Redmond m4502, brand new with a lot of functions. I was really impressed that I can cook rice in it for so short time and it will be so soft and tasty.
Will try your recipe today, thank you for sharing!
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Re: Pilau Rice
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 06:37 PM »
Here we go again.  Another first-time poster who just "happens" to have bought a R@dm0nd mult1c00ker.  I don't know how much R@dm0nd pays you for these facile attempts at product placement, but however much it is, it's too much.  You're just too transparent and obvious, and the only result is that forum members are even less likely to buy one than they were before you guys (you are the third, by that way) started trying to promote them.

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