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A top down photograph that features a couple of bowls of yellow pilau rice sat on a wooden board. There is also some ripped up naan bread on the board. The closest bowl of rice has a pink inner, with the golden rice sat inside.

How To Make Easy 15-Minute Pilau Rice

  • Author: Dan Saunders
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 300g "easy cook" basmati rice
  • 550ml vegetable stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. Heat the oil up in a small saucepan over a medium-high heat.
  2. Add the cumin seeds, cloves and turmeric powder. Fry off the spices for a minute or so, until fragrant.
  3. Stir the rice in with the spices, then add the vegetable stock and bay leaves.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. The rice should be cooked and not too wet.
  5. Remove the bayleaves and cloves, fluff with a fork and serve!
  • Category: Starters and sides
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Rice, Pilau Rice

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