East African Pilau – Kenyan Pilau By Chef Lola’s kitchen

East African Pilau – Kenyan Pilau By Chef Lola's kitchen

East African Pilau is a traditional, beautiful fragrant rice dish made with many aromatic spices that adds an amazing depth of flavor to the rice. It can be made with either beef or chicken.

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East African Pilau – Kenyan Pilau By Chef Lola's kitchen
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time50 mins

Pelau is delicious on its own and can be served as a stand-alone meal, however, if you want a full Kenyan experience simply pair with Kachumbari – a cool and refreshing salad made with tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and a spicy pepper like serrano chili pepper. 

PILAU MASALA - PILAU SPICES
 1 tsp Cloves
 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
RICE PILAU
 2 cups basmati rice
 5 potatoes medium - peeled and cut into quarters
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 2 Red onions medium - thinly sliced
 4 cloves garlic minced
 2 tbsp ginger minced
 1 serrano chile finely chopped
 1 tbsp pilau masala
 ¼ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
 1 lb beef sirloin cubed
 3 Roma tomatoes diced
 4 cups water
 2 Bay leaves
 Salt to taste

Ingredients

PILAU MASALA - PILAU SPICES
 1 tsp Cloves
 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
RICE PILAU
 2 cups basmati rice
 5 potatoes medium - peeled and cut into quarters
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 2 Red onions medium - thinly sliced
 4 cloves garlic minced
 2 tbsp ginger minced
 1 serrano chile finely chopped
 1 tbsp pilau masala
 ¼ cup fresh cilantro roughly chopped
 1 lb beef sirloin cubed
 3 Roma tomatoes diced
 4 cups water
 2 Bay leaves
 Salt to taste
East African Pilau – Kenyan Pilau By Chef Lola’s kitchen

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