While I’m posting this I’m asking myself – is this really pilav? Well, it’s not a risotto for sure since I didn’t use arborio but jasmine rice. Anyway, the name doesn’t matter! Because this dish is delicious and made really quickly. (and something special too – there are interesting spices hiding in it)
**For 4 people; Very easy; 30 minutes**
4 tablespoons of oil (coconut or olive)
2 star anise
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 teaspoons of smoked red paprika
1-2 teaspoons of turmeric
1 teaspoon of powdered ginger
1 onion; chopped
5 cloves of garlic; chopped
300 g broccoli; cut to smaller pieces
400 g jasmine rice; washed and drained
7 dl water
1 cube of vegetable stock
2 teaspoons of salt (maybe more, depends on your flavour)
150 g dried apricots; cut to small pieces
Optional: Pine nuts, sesame, peanuts
- In a bigger pot heat the oil. When it’s hot add the spices and roast them for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and onion and cook for around 2 minutes more.
- Add broccoli, jasmine rice and cook for around 3 minutes. Pour water mixed with a cube of vegetable stock and salt in it. Add mushrooms also. Mix and cook covered for around 8-10 minutes.
- When you’re done with cooking mix in dried apricots and leave covered for 15 minutes.
- Cover with nuts and serve warm.
The nuts/seeds really add the crunchiness to it 🙂