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Spicy Wholegrain Veg Pilau

  • Easy
  • Serves 4




  • 240g Tilda Wholegrain Basmati
  • 600ml water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ stick of cinnamon
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 350g mixed vegetables of your choice either frozen or fresh chopped into 1cm dice
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp minced chilli
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


  1. Soak the rice for 30 minutes in warm water and then rinse thoroughly and drain the water.

  2. Heat a pan with 1 tsp vegetable or sunflower oil and add the cumin seeds and cinnamon. Cook for 1-2 minutes then add the onions.

  3. Sauté the onions for 5-7 minutes or until they start to brown - then add the vegetables. You can use peas, potatoes, sweetcorn, peppers, carrots and anything else you may have in the fridge like butternut squash chopped up.

  4. Add the turmeric, salt, chilli, garlic, ginger, and rice and mix in with the 600ml water and bring to boil.

  5. Simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes until the water is absorbed.

  6. Serve and enjoy with a dollop of yogurt.