Spiced pilau with green beans recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Melanie Crumpton
Added 82 months ago

This dish is a great on its own or as an side dish

Wash the rice for a few minutes in warm water and then drain.

Heat the oil in a large pan and add the cumin seeds, cloves and cardamon pods. When the spices start to crackle tip in the washed rice and gently toss for 3-4 minutes over a moderte heat, add the whole beans, 1tsp salt, the saffron and 500fl oz water.

Once brought to the boil, lower the heat and cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until water is absorbed, fluff up the rice with a fork and garnish with the toasted almonds.

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  • 300g basmati rice
  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 6 cloves
  • 6-8 whole cardamon pods
  • 100g fine green beans topped and tailed
  • pinch saffron strands
  • 2tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • salt, to taste

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