Hey hey, mid-week post a bit late…you forgive me, yes? I would like to call this Pilau cos that was the major spice, but it didn’t taste like that hard core Middle Eastern Pilau soooo “Spicy Ricey” it is! I’m one of those weirdos who like onions, tomatoes and peppers in a lot of my food so if that’s your kinda thing you might enjoy this section of the blog.
Ok so first things first
I’m the realest cut up the onions, peppers and tomatoes. Heat up some vegetable oil like canola or olive oil.
Fry the onions till they turn brown. Pour a cup of rice, and stir it in for about a minute. For this recipe I highly recommend you use Basmati Rice because its scent and grainy-ness add to the recipe. 2 table spoons of Pilau Spice should do it. Then add red pepper curry, turmeric, ginger, and cumin powders, half a teaspoon each. You can find all this stuff at any Indian or Arabian grocery store…or Amazon. Add the peppers and tomatoes then continue to stir for like 30 seconds before adding the water.
I don’t know if anyone still does this but for every amount of rice I cook I add double the water. So two cups of water and simmer at medium temperature till the water is out and everything looks moist and edible which is approximately 30 minutes (Tip: When the water is out and you still feel like the rice is a little hard take off the heat and tell it stand covered for like 15 minutes, it stays cooking and softens up).
Finally, make a love heart shape like mine out of your food because that’s how life is. Enjoy!