Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao is a delicious Pakistani side dish, that’s ready in just 20 minutes and pairs well with many main dishes such as this Chicken Korma and Easy Chicken Karahi.
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1/4 cup frozen peas or fresh
- Salt to taste
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup basmati rice
Heat oil in a pot and add the chopped onion. Fry until the onion is golden brown. Add a splash of water (about 1-2 tablespoons of water) and cover the pot with the lid. This helps the chopped onion release it’s colour and that’s what gives the rice a nice color.
Add the peas and salt, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add the water and cover the pot with the lid. Bring the water to a boil, and then add the rice.
Cook the rice on medium-high heat until the most of the water has evaporated.
Lower the heat to the lowest setting, and cover the pot with the lid.
Let the rice steam for 5 minutes or so, and then remove from heat and fluff up the rice with a fork.
Serve with raita or salad.
Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg