Pilau originates from India. It taste and look very differetn from the Indian pilau. Tanzanian pilau use more spices than Indian pilau. It has become a favorite Tanzanian rice dish. Pilau has a very unique taste. Although in Tanzania it is traditionally cooked with meat and vegetables, I do not eat meat as much, I hope people like me would like this simple meatless pilau.
- 1 cup Basimati rice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup Onions
- 1 tbsp Crushed garlic
- 1 tbsp Crushed fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tbsp pilau-masala
- 2 to 3 cups Chicken broth (boiling) optional.
- 1/2 cup Coconut milk (canned)
- In a big pot, heat oil on medium heat. Then, add rice and onions. Stir until the translucent color of rice starts to turn white.
- Add garlic, ginger, and pilau masala. Keep stiring until the garlic is cooked.
- In a separate bowl, mix the coconut milk with ½ cup of chicken broth.
- Add the coconut mixture to the rice.
- Cover the pot and turn heat to the lowest settings. Adding chicken broth ½ cup at a time to the rice until it is cooked.
Must serve with kachumbari.