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India   -   Spiced Rice With Peas (Pilau)   adapted from The Varied Kitchens of India by Copeland Marks

  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seed
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion -- finely chopped
  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 1 Pod Cardamom
  • 1 Whole Clove
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 3 Cups Water
Directions Toast the cuminseeds in a dry skillet over low heat for 1 minute or until the aroma is released. Set aside. Heat oil in pan over moderate heat, saute the onion for 2 minutes. Add rice and stir well. Add turmeric, salt and cumin seed. Fry for 2 minutes. Add peas, cardamom, clove and cinnamon. Stir and add water. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low. Cover pan and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir once. If rice appears too firm add a tablespoon or two of water and cook for a minute more. Allow rice to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
Serves 6
Time to Make 0:00

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