Rice is a staple food in a lot of cultures. Today, I wanted to show you how you can spice up your rice (literally and figuratively) and turn it into a gorgeous side dish that will stand out at any dinner table.
This type of rice originated in the Middle East, but is prepared all around the world. It has many names: pilaf, polo, palav and pulao. In Russian, we call this dish “plov”. It is usually made with chicken or beef, but trust me when I tell you that my vegan-friendly version is just as delicious. And, it’s quicker to prepare which is a plus in my books.
Pilaf rice usually has a golden colour which can be achieved by adding turmeric, saffron or by sauteeing the rice before the water is added. Speaking of spices. They make all the difference! I prepare my pilaf with… Read More