Rose Water Saffron Green Peas Pilaf Recipe

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Rose Water Saffron Green Peas Pilaf

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Don't let the list of ingredients put you off, Really, the most difficult thing is getting it all on the counter ready to use. The aroma alone is worth making the recipe and the eating an added pleasure. Serve with any meat, fish or fowl.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
jasmine long grain rice cleaned, washed, soaked in 6 cups of water and drained
3 3/4 c
water or 3 3?4 cups maggi vegetable broth with onions
1 Tbsp
cumin seed
4
whole cloves
4
green cardamom pods
1
inch of cinnamon stick
1
whole star anise
2
bay leaves
3 Tbsp
cooking oil
3
drops rose water
1 c
green peas, defrosted or fresh
5
saffron strands
1 tsp
coriander powder
1/2 tsp
red chili powder
1 tsp
turmeric powder
4 - 5
whole black peppercorns
1 tsp
salt
5
drops lemon juice, freshly squeezed (may use less of you like)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
If you want to make this pilaf using Maggi veg broth with onions instead of plain water place 2 cubes of Maggi veg in the given amount of water and boil until the cubes dissolve completely.

Remove from flame and keep aside, covered, until required.
2
Now heat oil in a skillet on medium flame.

Once its hot, toss in the cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and the black peppercorns.
3
Allow the cumin seeds to splutter.

Once they stop spluttering, add the salt and green peas.
Mix well.
4
Fold in the drained rice, saffron, lemon juice (to taste), rose water, water or Maggi veg.
broth with onions (prepared in step 1) and the turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder.

Mix well.
5
Bring to a boil on high heat.

Once it comes to a boil and the aroma is wafting all through your kitchen, lower flame, partially cover and cook until all the water or broth has been absorbed by the rice.

Remove from flame.
6
Remove the whole cloves and serve hot at once along with low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt (optional but good)
7
Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tag: Healthy