Quick Pilau Rice

Quick Pilau Rice

Pilau is one of those dishes that always seems hard to make because it usually tastes so good. Whenever we ask our mom for her famous Pilau recipe like most dishes she makes she just tells us to guestimate the amount of spices needed. It seems like its one of those dishes that either you intuitively know how to make or you dont. That is until we created our Natural Fusion Briyani Spice mix.

Natural Fusion Biryani Spice mix is an all-natural mix that is perfect to make the famous and well-loved Biryani rice dish or as (we tested) a shortcut to making some pilau for those who need exact measurements when cooking. Now we will admit that this is not the “real” way to make Pilau, that would take a long time that many of us simply don’t have. Instead what we are presenting is a quick and easy way to make some spiced rice.


Natural Fusion Biryani Rice Mix
1 cup onion thinly sliced
5 tablespoons of oil
1 tsp of garlic
1 tbs of ginger paste
1.5 Cups of Basmati Rice
2.5 Cups of water or broth
1.5 lb Bone in Chicken- Optional
Salt to taste

Soak rice in water and set aside for 30 min to an hour
In a large pot over medium to high heat add oil and onions. Cook onions until slightly charred
Add in chicken and cook until white
Add in the Fusion Briyani Mix, Garlic, and Ginger and mix well
Add some more oil if the mixture is sticking to the pot
Let it cook for a couple of minutes until the chicken is slightly tender
Add in 2.5-3 cups of water or broth and stir
Drain the rice and add it to the mixture
Add in more salt if needed and cover the mixture with a lid and let simmer over low-medium heat. Cook until rice is done
Let stand for 5 Minutes and fluff rice. You can add chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnish.
Serve with the Fusion Yogurt Chutney


TIP: Always soak the rice first before cooking, this allows the rice to become fluffy when it is being cooked, trust us, it does make a difference.

TIP: When presoaking rice you will need to add less water when cooking the rice. This is because the rice absorbs some of the water when it is soaked.

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