The Rice Pilaf is cooked in a seasoned stock. It is made in one pot so saves on the washing up, as well as being a quick and easy dish to cook for a midweek supper.
First, here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to prepare the Rice Pilaf that serves 4
- 240 g (1 cup) basmati rice
- 360 ml ( 1 1/2 cup) water
- 1 broth cube of vegetables
- 1 shallot
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Tbsp sliced almonds, cranberries, raisins or green peas.
Now, here are the different steps you will need to follow to make the Rice Pilaf
Start by Chopping the shallot and let cook with 3 Tbsp olive oil in a saucepan that goes in the oven. When the shallot becomes golden brown, add the rice and turn with a wooden spoon until the rice becomes translucent.
After that, add the hot water with the broth cube and pour on top of the rice. At that moment you can add the raisins, cranberries or green peas. All these dry fruits are optional. You then, cook your Rice Pilaf plain.
Cover the saucepan with a baking paper. Cut at the size of your saucepan and put in a hot oven for about 18 to 20 minutes at 180°C (360°F). Take your saucepan out of the oven, take off the baking paper,.
Finally, stir to smoothen everything and serve immediately with your meat or fish you prepared on the side.