Pilaf Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A buttery rice accompaniment - just right for a curry or a braised/stewed meat dish. You could add to the basic recipe; toasted almonds to the completed dish, Cayenne pepper, Saffron or add some sultanas before popping it in the oven to cook.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rice
Servings: 5 portions
  • 40 grams Butter - unsalted
  • 1/2 Onion - small dice (brunoise)
  • 1 clove Garlic - finely minced or crushed
  • 150 grams Long Grain Rice
  • 225 mls White Stock - hot
  • 1 Bay Leaf (dried)
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch White Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degree celsius (325F).

  2. Melt the butter over medium heat and gently sauté the onion and garlic without colouring.

  3. Add the rice and ensure all grains are coated with the butter.

  4. Add the hot stock and bay leaf and bring to boil.

  5. Cover and cook in preheated oven for approximately 20 mins or until cooked.

  6. When done, season to taste.