Date and Rice Pilaf

A main course that is as elegant as a dessert, the Date and Rice Pilaf features a unique combination of rice with dry fruits and nuts, enhanced with rose water, and garnished with fried onions and coriander. The cardamom flavour goes well with the mellow sweetness of this rice preparation, which combines wonderfully with spicy accompaniments.

Date and Rice Pilaf

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Date and Rice Pilaf recipe - How to make Date and Rice Pilaf

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1/4 cup chopped seedless dates (khajur)
3 1/2 cups cooked rice
3 tbsp ghee
1/4 cup sliced almonds (badam)
1/4 cup raisins (kismis)
1 tsp rose water
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1/4 cup deep-fried sliced onions
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the almonds and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the dates, raisins, cooked rice, rosewater, milk, cardamom powder and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve hot garnished with coriander and fried onions.


Date and Rice Pilaf
 on 23 Mar 15 10:26 AM

Date and Rice Pilaf is a recipe where dates along with almonds and raisins are also used. Milk gives a nice wetness to this rice so it doesnt taste dry.
Date and Rice Pilaf
 on 11 Apr 13 11:39 AM

Heavenly taste and it completes my labenese dinner with Falafel - hummus - tahini - pita - baklava...awesome treat. Everyone asked me to make it again...I tried them first time and it will be a great treat for all. Thanks for such treat...