Pilau rice is popular across many regions, including Balkans, Caribbean, South Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The rice dish usually involves cooking in stock or broth, adding preferred spices. Express.co.uk takes your through BBC Good Food’s recipe.
Step three: Mix in the rice to coat it in the buttery spices. Add the stock and a pinch of black pepper.
Stir well and bring to the boil and give a final stir then cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.
Reduce the heat to its lowest setting and cook for 15 minutes.
Step four: When the rice is cooked, cut the rest of the butter into small pieces.
Remove the pan lid and dot the butter over the hot rice.
Leave to melt for a few seconds, then quickly fluff up the rice using a fork, taking care not to break up the grains.
Step five: Replace the lid and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Remember to tell your guests not to eat the cardamom, cinnamon or any whole cloves.