This is another pilaf dish we enjoyed a lot! Yes the kids loved this vegetarian rice dish too with their favourite broccoli and cauliflower inside the rice :) A lovely and light vegetarian Indian pilaf if you do not want anything too heavy on a particular day.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, finely dinced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 tbsp korma paste (I've used my balanced tikka masala paste)
- 1.5 cups basmati rice, rinsed and soaked
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 300gm green peas
- 1/4 cup sultanas
- rind of one lime
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- salt & pepper to taste
- chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- In a hot pan, add the oil and sauté the onion for 5 mins until it is softened. Add garlic and sauté for another min until slightly brown.
- Add cauliflower, broccoli, korma paste and rice. Stir the mixture until the korma paste has melted and coated with all the ingredients in the pan.
- Add in chilli, peas, raisins, lime rind and the stock. Stir evenly and bring to boil.
- Cover pan and simmer on low heat for 20mins until all the stock has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
- Stir in spring onion and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook for a another 1 min. Turn off heat. Rest pilaf for about 15 mins.
- Fluff up the mixture and serve with lime wedges, coriander leaves and mango chutney if desired.