Mushroom pilau

This recipe is suitable for young children as it has very little spice in it.

1 cup basmati rice
1tbs groundnut oil
1tsp cumin seeds.
1 large clove garlic crushed
1/2 inch ginger grated
1 medium onion chopped into small pieces
1 stick cinnamon
10/15 closed cap mushrooms
1/4tsp tumeric
1/4tsp salt
3 cups water

  • Wash the basmati rice until water comes out clean. Soak rice in cold water for half an hour
    Warm the oil in a pan over medium heat
  • Add the cumin seeds and wait for them to sizzle then throw in the onion and let it cook until caramelised. 
  • Add ginger, garlic and cinnamon stick. Cook for half a minute.
  • Add rice and make sure it is fully coated with onion/oil mix
  • Add salt and tumeric and stir well
  • Add mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes continually stirring so rice does not stick to the pan.
  • Add the water. Bring to the boil and then simmer until water is absorbed. Check the rice is fully cooked, if not then add a bit more water and simmer.
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