Pea Pulao is also known as Yellow Rice. It is a great alternative to plain boiled rice and accompaniment for any main course, be it vegetarian or meat-based. 

  • 2tbsps oil/ghee
  • 1 Onion- chopped finely
  • 1cup Green peas
  • 2cups Basmati rice
  • 3cups Water
  • 1/2tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • Wash the Basmati rice well in running water and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a deep heavy-bottomed pan. When it is hot add the onions and cook till soft.
  • Add the peas and stir well.Add the rice and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the 3 cups of water, turmeric and salt to taste to the rice and set it up to boil on a medium flame.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, reduce the flame to a simmer and cover the pan.
  • Cook till the water seems to have almost disappeared - tiny holes will form on the surface of the rice.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of warm water all over the top of the rice and cover the pan again. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes and turn off the fire.
  • Allow the rice to sit for 10 minutes and serve.