Veggie Rice Pilaf
Yield: 4-6 Servings Cooking Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Full Episode: Introducing India! (Season 3)


  1. Heat a deep saucepan to a medium high heat. Add olive oil. Sauté chopped onions until translucent. Add bay leaf, turmeric, and salt.
  2. Add Basmati rice and toast for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in carrots and green beans.
  4. Cover rice with vegetable stock.
  5. When the stock comes to a boil reduce heat to medium low.
  6. Sprinkle on the saffron allowing the threads to float on top.
  7. Cover with lid and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork and serve warm. Top rice with peas.


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Full Episode: Introducing India! (Season 3)


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • ½ cup Carrots, chopped
  • ½ cup Green Beans, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 pinch Saffron
  • ½ cup Peas