Deliciously Spiced Rice Pilaf

Deliciously Spiced Rice Pilaf

Imagine a culinary journey that tantalizes your taste buds with a symphony of flavors and aromas. Our Deliciously Spiced Rice Pilaf recipe is a masterpiece that seamlessly blends spices and grains to create a dish that’s both comforting and exotic.


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Start by rinsing the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a large pot, sauté the chopped onions and garlic in olive oil until they are soft and translucent.
  3. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon to the pot, stirring to coat the onions and garlic in the aromatic spices.
  4. Stir in the basmati rice, ensuring it’s well-coated with the spice mixture.
  5. Pour in the vegetable broth and season with salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid.
  6. Fluff the rice with a fork and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Garnish the Deliciously Spiced Rice Pilaf with chopped fresh cilantro and serve it hot.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Indulge in the rich blend of spices and perfectly cooked basmati rice with our Deliciously Spiced Rice Pilaf. This dish is a celebration of flavors that will transport you to a culinary paradise.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 320 | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 62g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2g

Concluding our culinary adventure, this Deliciously Spiced Rice Pilaf is not just a meal; it’s an experience. Each bite tells a story of carefully selected spices, expertly cooked basmati rice, and a harmony of flavors that dance on your palate. Whether you’re an avid home chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is your ticket to creating a memorable dining experience. Share it with loved ones, savor the aroma, and enjoy the delicious journey this dish takes you on.

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