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Kenyan Beef And Potato Pilau

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Ingredients For 8 Servings


2 teaspoons  ground cumin

Paprika – 1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon  ground cardamom

1 teaspoon  black pepper

¼ teaspoon  ground cloves


¼ cup  vegetable oil (60 mL)

2 medium red onions, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons  ginger, minced

1 serrano chile, finely chopped

1 tablespoon  pilau masala

2 beef stock cubes

1 cinnamon stick

¼ cup  fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (10 g)

1 lb  beef sirloin, cubed (455 g)

3 roma tomatoes, diced

1 lb  potato, waxy, peeled and cut into 1 inch (2 cm) chunks (455 g)

4 cups  water (960 mL)

2 cups  basmati rice (400 g)


Make The Pilau Masala: In a medium bowl, combine the cumin, paprika, cardamom, black pepper, and cloves. Set aside.

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.

Add the oil and red onion and sauté for 10-15 minutes, until dark brown.

Add the garlic, ginger, serrano chile, pilau masala, beef stock cubes, cinnamon stick, and cilantro. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

Put the beef and cook until browned, about 8 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes, until the tomatoes have released their liquid.

Add the potatoes and the water.

Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the rice, stir, and cover.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes, until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.


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