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Pea Pulao

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Pea Pulao is also known as Yellow Rice. It is a great alternative to plain boiled rice and accompaniment for any main course, be it vegetarian or meat-based. This recipe serves 2.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsps vegetable/sunflower or canola oil/ghee
  • 1 large onion chopped fine
  • 1 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 cup Basmati rice (a long grain Indian rice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup warm water

Preparation:

  • Wash the Basmati rice well in running water and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a deep heavy-bottomed pan. When it is hot add the onions and cook till soft.
  • Add the peas and stir well.
  • Add the rice and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the 3 cups of water, turmeric and salt to taste to the rice and set it up to boil on a medium flame.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the flame to a simmer and cover the pan.
  • Cook till the water seems to have almost disappeared - tiny holes will form on the surface of the rice.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of warm water all over the top of the rice and cover the pan again. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes and turn off the fire.
  • Allow the rice to sit for 10 minutes and serve.
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