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Greek Pulao ( Pilaf )

Posted May 02 2010 9:23pm


Greek Pulao ( Pilaf a la Grecque )

A Greek speciality

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

60 gm butter
350 gm Amira indigo long grain rice soaked in water for 30 minutes
100 gm onion chopped
20 gm garlic crushed
225 gm button mushroom sliced
15 gm salt
5 gm black pepper
750 ml chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 lemon

For garnish:

30 gm silvered almond
30 gm raisins
60 gm stoned black olives

Preparation

Melt butter in a pan, add onion and garlic and fry till translucent. Add Amira rice and mushrooms and cook for four minutes. Add salt and pepper and pour the chicken stock, add bay leaf and one lemon’s rind. When the stock starts boiling, cover the pan and cook till the water has evaporated and the rice is cooked. Set aside.

In another pan, heat butter and fry the silvered almonds and raisins till the almonds are brown and raisins puffed. Set aside.

Remove the bay leaf and lemon rind from the rice. Spoon the pilaff on a warmed serving dish and scatter the almonds, raisins and olives on top and serve hot.

Recipe & Photo Credit - The Hindu & Chef Debashish
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