Kenyan Beef And Potato Pilau
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.