Pilau is one of the most popular dishes in Kenyan homes. A wedding without pilau on the menu is a no no. It is a coastal dish served with kachumbari. It can be cooked with beef, chicken, mutton, soya etc.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 36 mins
Ready In: 46 mins
• 1 cup rice (500g)
• 2 large onions
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• 1 clove crushed garlic
• 1 crushed ginger
• 20g pilau masala
• ¼ cup vegetable oil
• ½ kg beef, cubed
• 1¾ cups cold water
• Salt to taste
In a cooking pot, fry onions until cooked (but not burnt – this give colour to the end product), add garlic, ginger, salt, pilau masala, allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, add meat and let cook until it gets cooked.
Pour in the rice, stir to combine the meat with the rice, add the 1 ¾ cups water and bring to a boil over high heat with the cooking pot uncovered.
Once the water level has gone down, lower the heat, cover with foil paper or brown kitchen paper and cook for a further 2-3 minutes or until water has dried up.
Turn of your heat, fluff the rice and set aside for about five minutes.
Serve with Kachumbari
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