Rice Pilau (Pilau Masala)

East African Rice Pilau

Serves 4-8


1 tsp. oil

2 Tbsp. butter

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ to 2 Tbsp. of 13’s Pilau Masala Spice Mix (depending on spice preference)

2 cups white rice

4 cups chicken, beef or vegetable broth or water

½ tsp salt (more if you are using water)


In a medium pot over medium heat, add the oil, butter and diced onion. Cook until the onion is softened - about 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and 13’s Pilau Masala Spice Mix and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir thoroughly to coat the rice in the mixture. Add the broth (or water) and salt. Bring to a boil, stir, place a lid on the pot and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is fully cooked. Remove from heat, keep the lid on and let rice sit for 5 minutes. Then, fluff with a fork before serving. Serve as a side dish to any meal. ENJOY!