Pulao comes from the word Pulaka in Sanskrit, and it means flavored rice. Pilaf is a derivative of the word Pulao.
Lemon chunks in a pilaf? Who knew! Today we take a turn from our sweets and look into how to eat a healthier side dish: Pilaf! A great way to bring some zest (pun intended) into your plain white rice (and life).
3/4 cup good quality white basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 medium red onion, minced
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1/2 lemon, diced, along with zest and rind
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped parsley