Beef Pilau Rice Beef Pilau Rice

Beef Pilau Rice

A spiced meal in one using beef mince for a filling and flavoursome dinner.  

prep time
15 mins

cook time
30 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb lean beef mince
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 10ml/2tsp ground coriander
  • 10ml/2tsp ground cumin
  • 2.5ml/½tsp ground turmeric
  • 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped coriander or flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 225g/8oz basmati rice, rinsed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 100g/4oz frozen green peas
  • 850ml/1½pints good, hot beef stock
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 15ml/1tbsp toasted flaked almonds or unsalted cashew nuts
  • To garnish:

  • Extra flat-leaf parsley or coriander leaves
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Method

  1. Heat a large, shallow non-stick frying pan until hot and cook the mince and  onion for 10-15 minutes until brown.  Stir through the spices and herbs.
  2. Transfer to a large casserole dish and add the rice, carrots, peas and stock.  Cover, reduce the heat and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir through the lemon juice.
  3. Finish with toasted flaked almonds or cashews and herbs before serving.

Tips:

This recipe works well with lamb mince too but replace the fresh coriander or flat-leaf parsley with fresh mint. If any pilau is left over, store in the fridge for up to two days. Shape into small patties, and pan fry with a little oil and serve with ketchup or a relish of your choice.