A delicious, filling rice dish.


  • 150 g patna rice
  • ½ a red pepper (sliced and chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt,1 teaspoon pepper
  • 450 ml chicken or fish stock depending what you use
  • 3 tblsp olive oil
  • 1.70 l water for cooking the rice


  1. Bring the water to the boil, add the rice and boil for approximately 7 minutes.
  2. Drain the rice and rinse with cold water.
  3. Put all the ingredients into a casserole dish on the heat and bring to the boil.
  4. Cover tightly with a lid and put in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, and add the meat, poultry or fish, stirring into the rice mixture.
  6. Return to the oven with the lid on for another 10 minutes, by which time the liquid will have reduced.
  7. You can use as much or as little meat, fish or chicken as you have handy.
  8. A good tomato salad will go well with this, and if you don't have enough pilaff to use it as a main course, it does equally well as a starter.


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