Zesty Orange Pulav

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1.5 cup - basmati rice
  • 1 tsp - orange zest, grated
  • 2 inch strip - orange peel, chopped finely
  • 1 - medium sized onion, sliced finely
  • 1/2 - red pepper, sliced finely
  • 1 tbsp - peas
  • 1 - medium sized carrot, grated
  • 1/2 inch - ginger, grated
  • 1/2 inch - cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp - cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - ghee or butter
  • 1/2 orange - juice
  • Salt - as required

How to Make Zesty Orange Pulav

  • Wash the orange well and wipe it, with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Peel a thin strip of orange outer skin using a peeler and chop it finely.
  • Finely grate, 1 teaspoon of orange zest and set it aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add cinnamon stick, grated ginger, almonds and onion.
  • keep it in medium to low heat and fry it gently, until the onion becomes transparent in colour.
  • Now add the vegetables and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Finally, add the zest and orange peel, stir well, immediately remove from fire.
  • Wash the rice well. Add the vegetable mixture along with rice, juice of orange, salt to the rice cooker and cook, until the rice is cooked.
  • Serve the rice with vegetable or chicken curries.
  • Recipe courtesy: Taste of Pearl City