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Vegetable Pilaf Recipe
|Basmati rice||12 Ounce (350 Grams)|
|Onion||5 Ounce, sliced (150 Grams)|
|Leek||1 Medium, cleaned and sliced|
|Olive oil||3 Tablespoon|
|Waxy potatoes||5 Ounce, diced (150 Grams)|
|Carrots||5 Ounce, sliced (150 Grams)|
|Green beans||5 Ounce, sliced (150 Grams)|
|Courgettes||5 Ounce, sliced (150 Grams)|
|Tomato||5 Ounce, skinned, seeded and flesh chopped (150 Grams)|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Flat leaf parsley||1 Ounce, chopped (25 Grams)|
|Fresh dill||1 Ounce, chopped (25 Grams)|
|Finely chopped mint||1 1⁄3 Tablespoon (1 Teaspoon Plus 1 Tablespoon, Fresh Ones)|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2122 Calories from Fat 440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50 g76.9%
Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2175.4 mg90.6%
Total Carbohydrates 384 g128.1%
Dietary Fiber 31.5 g126.2%
Sugars 29.7 g
Protein 42 g83.3%
Vitamin A 671.9% Vitamin C 372.6%
Calcium 52.1% Iron 82.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Drain and repeat this process until the water runs clear as you drain it.
Return the rice to the bowl, fill it once more with cold water and leave to soak 20 minutes.
Put the saffron strands to soak in 50 ml (2 fl oz) boiling water.
In a heavy-bottomed casserole fry the onion and leek in the olive oil over low heat until transparent.
Add the potatoes, carrots, green beans, courgettes, chopped tomato, saffron and its liquid and sprinkle with the salt and some pepper.
Stir, then cover and let them simmer for 5 minutes.
Drain the rice and spread it in an even layer over the vegetables.
Pour in 700 ml (1 1/4 pt) water, then sprinkle with 15 g (1/2 oz) each chopped parsley and dill, 1 teaspoon chopped mint and the finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon.
Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until craters form on top of the rice.
Remove from the heat, cover the top with a piece of cheesecloth or muslin (or a tea towel) and replace the lid.
Put in a warm corner of the kitchen for 20 minutes for the rice to steam and for all the water to be absorbed.
Turn out onto a warmed serving platter, so that the vegetables are on top.
Sprinkle with the remaining chopped parsley, dill and mint.
Drizzle with the juice of the lemon and serve.