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Prawn Pilau

Posted on: May 2, 2011

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.


4 Responses to "Prawn Pilau"

So gorgeous. This sure looks flavourful.

Hehe I think I could actually have added even great quantities of the spices for extra flavour 😀

You should love your grains. I think the only grain you haven’t experiment with is Japanese short grained rice. Sushi or onigiri recipe? 🙂

I’ve actually made sushi a few times before! But that was before I started the blog lol. Maybe someday I’ll do it again and blog it!

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