Cardamom Rice Pilaf

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Recipe: #38421

April 04, 2022

"A fragrant pilaf with cardamom, cumin and peas."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (316.6 g)
  • Calories 155
  • Total Fat - 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1150.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 4.4 g
  • Calcium - 51.8 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the rice in a strainer and rinse under cool water until no longer cloudy. Put the rice in a medium bowl, add water to cover, and let sit for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons of the ghee in a saucepan over medium high heat. Lightly crack the cardamom pods with the flat edge of a knife and add them to the ghee. Add the cloves, bay leaves and cumin seeds. Cook, stirring continuously, for one minute.

Step 3

Drain the rice and add it to the saucepan. Keep cooking, stirring often, until the rice grains are completely coated with the ghee mixture. This is take about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the water and salt, and bring to a high boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover pan, and cook until the water has mostly evaporated - about 10-12 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes, covered. Remove and discard the cardamom pods, cloves, and bay leaves. Add the remaining tablespoon of ghee, and fluff with a fork.

Step 6

Garnish with the chopped cilantro right before serving.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews

dienia b

My rice got a touch more brown than I normally do it but turned out very tasty love the flavors I added dry cilantro in the beginning of cooking turned out good.we use more peas because Mr picky


review by:
(5 Jun 2022)

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