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Follow the recipe to make authentically spicy Pilau Rice, an Indian-inspired dish from Tanzania.

Like much of Africa, Tanzania is home to a complexly diversified quilt of culture and food.  Pilau Rice is a popular spicy rice dish informed by the country’s rich Indian inspirations.  Make Pilau Rice to accompany curried meats or with your favorite savory vegetable dishes.

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Spicy Tanzanian Pilau Rice

Follow this recipe to make authentically spicy Pilau Rice, an Indian-inspired dish from Tanzania.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African

Ingredients

Pilau Masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Pilau Rice

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Pilau masala
  • 2 to 3 cups Chicken broth boiling - Vegetable broth for Vegetarian recipe
  • 1 cups Coconut milk canned
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/4 Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. In a big pot, heat oil on medium heat.
  2. Add rice and onions. Stir until the translucent color of rice starts to turn white.

  3. Add garlic, ginger, and pilau masala. Keep stirring until the garlic is cooked.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the coconut milk with 1⁄2 cup of chicken broth.
  5. Add the coconut mixture to the rice.
  6. Cover the pot and turn heat to the lowest settings. Adding chicken broth 1⁄2 cup at a time to the rice until it is cooked.