Tomato Basil Pilaf Recipe

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Tomato Basil Pilaf

An easy to make tomato rice dish with the aroma of basil leaves.

Ingredients of Tomato Basil Pilaf

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp shahi jeera
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3-4 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 cup (raw weight) pre soaked basmati rice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3-4 basil leaves + For garnishing
  • 2 cups vegetable stock or water

How to Make Tomato Basil Pilaf

  1. In a deep pan add butter. Add onions. Saute.
  2. Add pepper corns, bay leaf, shahi zeera, garlic and tomato. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato puree. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the pre soaked basmati, salt, pepper, basil leaves and the stock.
  5. Cook till rice are done. Garnish with some basil leaves.
  6. Serve with a mushroom ragout.