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Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf


Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf

Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf



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A quick and easy rice dish that will leave you wanting for more. Brown basmati rice mingled with tomatoes, kala chana, plums and spring onions.


  • 1 medium onion

    1 medium carrot

    1 Tbsp celery, chopped

    50-60 gm black chana, cooked

    1 Tbsp butter

    1 tsp olive oil

    1 cinnamon stick

    6-7 black pepper corns

    1 green chilly

    1/2 tsp red chilly powder

    1/2 tsp garam masala

    150 gm washed and soaked brown basmati rice

    6-8 broccoli florets

    1 medium tomato, cut into chunks

    600 ml stock

    2 plums, chopped

    450 ml water


In a heavy bottomed pan, heat butter and olive oil.

Throw in the cinnamon, black peppercorns and cumin seeds.

Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic.

Saute well for 5 minutes.

Add the kala chana to the cooking veggies.

Now add the brown rice. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.

Cook the rice by filling it a little more than its amount with water until all the water is absorbed.

Lastly add the broccoli and let it steam with the rice.

Garnish with chopped plums and spring onions.

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Key Ingredients: onion, carrot, celery, chicken stock, black gram, butter, olive oil, cinnamon, black pepper, green chillies, paprika, garam masala, basmati rice, broccoli, tomato, plum