Dried Fruit Pulao Recipe

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Dried Fruit Pulao
How to make Dried Fruit Pulao
  • Chef: California Prune Board
  • Recipe Servings: 4
  • Cook Time:
  • Total Cook Time:
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

With apricots, prunes, almonds and oranges this rice dish is different and fruity perfect for a lavish dinner party.

Ingredients of Dried Fruit Pulao

  • 1/2 cup California pitted prunes, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried Indian apricots (jardaloo/ khumani), soaked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • Garnishing:
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

How to Make Dried Fruit Pulao

  • 1.Wash rice in several changes of water and soak for 15 minutes.Drain rice in a strainer and set aside for 30 minutes until dry.
  • 2.Heat oil in a pan and fry onion until just translucent.
  • 3.Add rice and stir to coat all the grains with oil.
  • 4.Add 5 cups boiling water and salt. Cover pan and simmering rice and cook for a further 8 minutes.
  • 5.In the meantime, melt butter in a pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds, prunes, apricots and celery. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.
  • 6.Pour contents of pan into rice and stir carefully with a fork to blend.
  • 7.Cover pan and continue to cook (a few minutes at the most) until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  • 8.Garnish pulao with slivered almonds.
Tags: PulaoRice