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The perfect meal for when you’re cooking for the masses. A crowd pleaser, super versatile and quick… Add whatever combo of meat, veg and spices and make it your own!

Classic rice pilaf

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves: The masses

  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups long grain rice
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 50 gm butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp seasalt
  • optional
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric

Preheat the oven to 180*c

Place the stock into a pot and bring to the boil.

Heat meduim fry-pan, add in the oil and slowly fry of onions and garlic. Add in the spices.

Take a large casserole dish and combine the rice and fried onion mixture. Cube up the butter and dot across the top.

At this point if you want you can add a couple cups of frozen vegetables.

Pour over the hot stock. Wrap the casserole dish tight with tin foil and place into the oven.. 

Bake for 35 minutes before removing and allow to rest covered for a further 10 minutes.

After this time you can unwrap the tin foil and using a fork to fluff up the rice before serving. 

If you want you can add cooked meat after this time.