Posted May 2, 2011on:
Pilau refers to a rice dish that is cooked in a seasoned broth and originates from the Turkish or Persian regions. It goes well with most ingredients, such as seafood, chicken or lamb but here I decided to go for a prawn pilau.
The seasoning: 1 whole diced onion, chopped garlic, 1 tsp cumin, 1tsp coriander, 1.5 tsp curry powder and 10 cardamom pods
A large bunch of tiger prawns
200 grams of basmati rice, weighed out exactly!
Heat olive oil and then add in onion, garlic and all the spices.
Stir over medium heat for a few minutes then tip in the basmati rice. Season with salt and pepper and let the rice toast for a while.
Pour in 1/2 litre of boiling chicken stock and lay out the prawns on top
Cover it with a baking paper lid and then put the whole pot in the oven for about 10-12 mins at 200°C
Let it rest for about 5 mins after all the stock has been absorbed before finally serving it.