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apple pilau recipeHave a Vegetarian, Indian-inspired Apple Pilau Dish

Going vegetarian would require finding foods that should have a good replacement for lost nutrients (mostly found in protein-rich meat foods).

Our featured Indian-inspired Apple Pilau dish is a fine example of a vegetarian menu that has a nutritious set of ingredients, such as protein-rich cashews which are a good source of antioxidants, and nutritive apples which provide essential substance.

To start off, gather all the ingredients. You can use two (2) cups of long grain white rice or brown basmati rice (500 ml), plus two (2) cups (about 500 ml) red apple (chopped and cored).

Prepare about one-half (1/2) cup of toasted cashews and coconut, as well as four (4) cups of vegetable broth (or about one liter).

You will need two (2) tablespoons of butter or oil (30 ml); two (2) tablespoons of curry paste (30 ml); two (2) tablespoons of each cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, salt and pepper (optional, or depending on your diet).

You will also need to prepare two (2) cups of diced tomatoes (about 500 ml), one-half (1/2) cup (125 ml) cilantro (chopped and divided) and one (1) cup each carrots, chopped onion and celery.

Melt butter in a large, deep saucepan. Then, put onions, carrots and celery in pan for approximately ten minutes or until onions are cooked. Mix cinnamon, cumin, cardamom and curry paste in pan. You may add pepper and salt (depending on your taste or preference). Do this for about one minute; and mix rice until you notice each grain is pretty much filled with curry blend.

Adjust heat to high, then add broth and bring to boil. Make sure you cover the pan, then lower heat. Simmer, but do not stir – until you see rice is well-cooked, for a period of fifteen (15) to twenty (20) minutes. Turn the heat down. Put apples, cilantro (half-portion) and tomatoes in pan. Cover and wait for about five (5) minutes. Transfer to serving plate and add cashews, coconut and cilantro (other half-portion).

You can now enjoy and share with your family members and/or guests this vegetarian/vegan recipe.

This Indian-inspired Apple Pilau Dish will probably create about six (6) to eight (8) servings.

Recipes > Entrees > Apple Pilau
Recipe Reference: riceinfo.com; USA Rice Federation

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