Lessons > The Pilaf Method (Plant-Based)

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Lesson Overview

Pilaf is one of the four main methods for cooking rice. Though many grains are also cooked using this method, in this lesson, we are going to focus on using rice, which is generally the most common.

Pilaf is very popular in Indian, Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisines. The pilaf method is simil…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • describe the pilaf process
  • know the difference between the steaming and pilaf method for cooking rice (or other grains)
  • understand how to make a basic pilaf without a recipe
  • know how to enhance a basic pilaf
  • make side dishes and main meals out of pilaf

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Introduction: Cooking Rice | Pilaf Method 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. How to Make a Basic Pilaf 30 mins
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4. How to Enhance and Flavor a Basic Pilaf 20 mins
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5. Make This Delicious Pilaf w/ Lentils 60 mins
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6. Lesson Quiz 5 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 59 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

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What People Are Saying

Default profile "This lesson is incredibly useful. The method is clearly illustrated and explained in detail. I also love that links are included to other useful techniques, such as dicing onions. This really helps to integrate many different skills. The only suggestion I have is to include a video demonstration of the Mujadara recipe. Overall, it is a well-structured and helpful lesson." ★★★★★
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9 Videos | 6 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Cooking Rice | Pilaf Method
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: How to Make a Basic Pilaf
Task 4: How to Enhance and Flavor a Basic Pilaf
Task 5: Make This Delicious Pilaf w/ Lentils
Task 6: Lesson Quiz

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