Easy Green peas pilaf rice

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My little boy can live on this happily for days. This recipe was personalised to the ‘T ‘ for him by my Mum. My mum has always been a great believer in ensuring that every meal is as nutritious and tailored to the family’s, especially the growing children’s nutritional needs.The particular benefits of Coconut milk or coconut cream is believed to help with healing mouth ulcers and stomach ulcers. But the flavour the coconut milk / cream gives to this dish along with the subtle sweetness is loved by everyone specially children. The fat in the coconut milk/cream also helps with keeping the rice grains beautifully separated and light and as research says it is good cholesterol. You could very well avoid the coconut milk or cream , but I would recommend this ingredient very much.

This is recipe is popularly known in my family as ‘little mans green peas rice’!

The quantity given here serves as a meal for 3.

So here it goes…

Ingredients needed –

  • 1.5 cups of uncooked Basmati rice washed and pre-soaked for a minimum of 20 mins

  • 1 cup green peas ( either frozen or fresh )

  • 1tsp of cooking oil or ghee or butter

  • 1 medium sized bay leaf

  • 2inch piece cinnamon stick

  • 3 cloves

  • 2tbsp coconut milk or coconut cream

  • water to cook rice

  • Salt to taste

  • ½tsp of lemon juice or ACV

How to make it –

  1. Melt butter / ghee/ cooking oil in the saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add the whole spices and let the spices fry well.

  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook until the rice is cooked.

  4. Serve hot or warm with your choice of accompaniment.

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