Curried Rice Pilaf with Peas is a Flavor-Packed Dish Sure to Please

Curried Rice Pilaf with Peas is a Flavor-Packed Dish Sure to Please

Curried Rice Pilaf with Peas

Have you ever had rice this nice?

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword curry, limes, nuts, pistachios, rice pilaf
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Déja Todman


  • 1 cup long grain white rice such as jasmine or basmati
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 medium onion
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted pistachios or almonds
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ bunch cilantro tough stems removed
  • 1 lime
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Peel and finely chop 1 onion and 4 garlic cloves.
  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until translucent and fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add rice and stir until everything is evenly combined and the grains are completely coated. Sautee for 3-5 minutes or until the grains become translucent.
  4. Stir in curry powder and sautee for 1 minute until toasted.
  5. Add water and stir, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan for the crispy bits. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer.
  6. Let rice steam until water is absorbed and grains are tender, 12–15 minutes. Remove pot from heat, uncover, and stir in 1 cup frozen peas. Place lid on top and let rice continue to gently steam about 5 minutes
  7. While pilaf is resting, coarsely chop ½ bunch cilantro and ¼ cup pistachios. Cut 1 lime into wedges.
  8. Remove lid and towel and fluff rice with a fork. Season with more salt and pepper and stir in pistachios and cilantro.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with lime wedges.
  10. Enjoy! 😀

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