THIS RICE DISH IS THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT TO ANY CURRY, KEBAB, DAL, OR SUBZI.
A delicious rice dish that is full of flavor and tastes great with almost anything.
Pulao, pilaf, pilao, pilau, plov, polao… no matter what you call it or how you spell it, it’s one of my favorite side dishes.
For simplicity, I am going to call it Pulao because that’s what I grew up calling it.
So what is Pulao? It is an aromatic, fragrant rice dish made with basmati rice and seasoned with stock and spices. It’s very popular in Indian, & Middle Eastern cuisines. Sometimes you will see the addition of meat and vegetables, but this one is a simple version topped with some fresh herbs, nuts, and cranberries.
Pulao is similar to a Biryani but has fewer spices and is usually less labor-intensive. to simplify things, I made my Pulao in the instant pot using the rice function but this dish can be made perfectly on the stove-top as well.
What do you serve Pulao with? Anything! Literally any curry, dal, kebab, or meat dish works. It can also be had with a simple raita or Indian style pickle such as mango pickle or my favorite, chili pickle!
This dish tastes wonderful warm or at room temperature so it ‘s great for entertaining.
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