Lebanese Pilaf

Lebanese people like their pilaf simple embellished with pine nuts and sultanas. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Lebanese Pilaf
Main Ingredients Rice, Butter
Cuisine Lebanese
Course Rice
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Lebanese Pilaf

  • 1½ cups Rice soaked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • ½ cup Vermicelli roasted and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Pine nuts(chilgoza)
  • 2 tablespoons Sultanas
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • 3 cups Vegetable stock
  • for garnishing Fresh parsley sprig


  1. Heat butter in a small deep non-stick pan. Add vermicelli and sauté for 1 minute. Add pine nuts and sultanas and sauté for 30 seconds.
  2. Add rice, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix. Add vegetable stock, mix, cover and cook till rice is done.
  3. Serve hot garnished with a parsley sprig.