Pistachio pilau rice

This lightly spiced, vibrant side dish is the perfect accompaniment to curry

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 255
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 45g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.25g


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 300g basmati rice
  • 600ml hot vegetable stock
  • bunch spring onions, sliced
  • 50g pistachios, roughly chopped


  1. Fry the onion in the oil in a large frying pan or saucepan until softened. Stir in the turmeric, then the rice, and keep stirring until the grains are golden.

  2. Pour in the hot stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover and cook for 15 mins until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat and stir through the spring onions, pistachios and some seasoning before serving hot, or allowing to cool.

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