Pilau is one of those rice dishes that has a special effect on people even though it’s just rice. Different people have different ways of preparing their pilau depending on their preferences. I have two different ways of preparing pilau. One recipe is super hot and spicy and the other one is mild to fit everyone else as I’m in business and have to consider everyone.
Here is a simple recipe:
- 2 ½ cups of rice (washed & drained)
- 400g of (marinated & boiled beef)
- 2 large red onions
- 2tbsps garlic paste
- 1tbsp ginger paste
- A bunch of dhania stalks (finely chopped)
- 2 serving spoons veg oil
- 2tbsps pilau masala
- 1tbsp black pepper
- 1tbsp paprika
- 1tbsp salt
- 100ml soy sauce (dark)
- 100g tomato paste
- 5 cups of boiled water
- On a heated saucepan, add oil and onions. Sauté the onions for a minute and add garlic & ginger paste. Sauté for another minute. Add dhania stalks and sauté for another minute. At this point, the aroma is next level J
- Add already boiled beef cover and allow the beef to brown with the onion. Stir frequently to prevent the beef from sticking on the saucepan.
- Once the beef and onions have browned, add salt, pilau masala, black pepper, paprika and other preferred spices. Stir and cover for 3 minutes. Cook on medium to low heat
- Add soy sauce, stir and cover for 3 minute. Add tomato paste and stir for a minute to prevent it from sticking on the saucepan.
- Add the already washed and drained rice and stir. Add the boiled water stir and cover. Cook on low heat and stir frequently(using a fork) to prevent the rice from sticking. Use a fork to check if the water is completely dry and the rice is cooked fully.
- Serve with beef stew and kachumbari or your preferred accompaniment
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