Pilau Rice (heat scale 1/10)

Pilau Rice (heat scale 1/10)
Serves: 20

For the perfect pilau rice! Our recipe gives you the spices to make a huge feast's-worth in a mix of white and yellow. (40g net)


  • half packet pilau rice mix
  • 1.5 lb/ 750g basmati rice


  1. Place 500g/1 lb of the rice in a pan and add a similar quantity of water.
  2. Stir in the spice mix, bring to the boil and simmer until nearly cooked. Drain and place in an ovenproof dish.
  3. Meanwhile cook the remaining rice, add to the dish and mix in with the yellow rice. Put in a medium oven for about 15 minutes. This will dry the rice slightly and give it that restaurant texture.

Cook's Notes


  1. I have noticed that recipes always say wash the rice first. Since I buy mine from well-known UK supermarkets I have never felt the need, and we are all still alive!
  2. If you want to use the whole packet and freeze the leftovers, go ahead. We freeze everything (except potatoes): just bag it up, and then when you want to eat it defrost for an hour or more, put it in the microwave with a small amount of water and heat for 1-2 minutes.

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