Rice is the perfect, versatile side dish for any weeknight meal. This crispy fried onion rice pulao is an Indian twist on a standard rice side dish.
Fresh fried onions give fragrant long-grain rice a fun, delicious twist with little effort! The best part is this side dish requires only five ingredients.
- vegetable oil - yellow onion - long grain rice - water - butter
Fry the onions In a skillet or a large pot, heat up cooking oil over medium heat. Fry the onions until they are golden brown, stirring them occasionally.
Make the rice In a sauce pan over medium heat, boil the water. Once it has come to a boil, add the rinsed rice, salt, butter, and fried onions.
Let the rice rest Turn the heat off after 15 minutes, and let the rice sit for 5 minutes with the lid on.
Fluff and serve One the remaining 5 minutes are up, open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Enjoy!
Use a neutral cooking oil to fry the onions - A neutral cooking oil is an oil that does not have a distinct flavour to it.
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