Leftover Pilau (Rice)

This recipe is good to use up any left over BBQ meat and whatever veg you want to use up in your fridge, hence the name – Leftover Pilau.

  • half a cup of rice per person uncooked
  • A handful of finely diced left over meat (we typically use up left over BBQ meat such as lamb chops, steaks, sausages or chicken.  You can use a mix of different meats)
  • A handful of diced veg (such as onion, carrot, celery, cooked potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum – but you can really use up whatever you have in your fridge.  You could also use frozen veg that has been thawed out)
  • Tablespoon of curry paste for 2 people, increase if you are cooking for extra people (our preference is Rogan Josh or Vindaloo, but you could use whatever curry paste your prefer)
  • Olive oil, 1 x Tbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Precook your rice, use a cup of water to a cup of rice for 2  people.  Bring to the boil then reduce the heat as low as you can make it and let the water absorb for 9 to 10 minutes.  Then remove from the heat and put aside.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan.  If you are using raw veg, cook this first until soft and then add your left over cooked meat and cooked veg.  Continue cooking until the meat and veg are heated through.

Add the curry pasted and cook for approximately 1 minute.

Add the cooked rice and stir through.  You may have to add a little extra water if too thick or gluggy.  You can also add more curry paste to taste.  Continue stirring until heated through.

Season with salt and pepper.

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