recipe comes from Recipes from Mauritius by Madeleine
Philippe which is a web site dedicated to recipes from,
as you would expect from the title, Mauritius.
eating habits of the Mauritians inevitably reflect the
ethnic diversity of its people" . . . if you
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grams beef cubed
300 grams chicken pieces
300 grams continental sausages
600 grams basmati rice
4 cups (1000 ml) water
1 medium onion chopped
1 teaspoon garlic crushed
1 teaspoon ginger crushed
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
2 tablespoons chopped thyme
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon whole black pepper
1/4 cup turmeric
4 curry leaves (or kaffir lime)
Salt and pepper to taste
the beef and chicken into bite size portions according
to your own preferences. Keep in separate containers.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
the sausages with a tooth pick. Place in a microwave
safe covered container and cook in the microwave under
high for 8 - 10 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into
bite size portions. Alternatively, you can fry the
the oil in a deep frying pan to simmering point. Fry
the chicken pieces until cooked thoroughly and golden
brown. Remove the fried chicken pieces from frying
pan. Allow oil to drain and place in a container.
the cubed beef pieces until golden brown in the same
oil. If necessary, add a little more oil to fry the
the chopped onions, crushed garlic and ginger. Fry
until the onions become transparent.
the chicken pieces, turmeric, curry leaves, chopped
coriander, chopped thyme, cloves and whole black pepper.
Mix well together and remove pan from heat.
rice in running water several times until water runs
clear. Drain and place in rice cooker with 4 cups
(1000 ml) of water. Start cooking the rice.
water starts boiling, open rice cooker and put all
ingredients, including the sausage pieces into the
rice cooker. Carefully mix well together. Allow rice
to continue cooking until ready.
after rice is cooked, open rice cooker. You will find
that the chicken pieces, beef and sausage pieces will
have floated to the top. Taking great care, carefully
mix all the ingredients together so as to obtain a
rice cooker and allow to rest for a few minutes. When
ready, transfer pilau onto a warm serving dish and
with a good chatini pomme d'amour (tomato chutney)
you do not have a rice cooker. Use a covered deep saucepan
and allow rice to cook as you would normally cook rice.
You may have to adjust the water quantity to cook the
rice to your desired preferences. Use medium to high
heat so as not to burn the rice.
Madeleine Philippe @ Philippe OnLine 2000