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Summer vegetable pilau and herbed jersey royals

Summer vegetable pilau

Mandy Mazliah
This simple summer vegetable pilau served with herbed Jersey Royal potatoes is a great way to use fresh seasonal carrots, broad beans and peas.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 4


  • 200 g brown or white rice cooked
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • A thumb sized piece of ginger chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes optional
  • 250 g fresh carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 400 g broad beans unpodded weight, podded
  • 200 g peas fresh or frozen
  • Handful of fresh coriander chopped (optional)

For the potatoes

  • 450 g Jersey Royal potatoes
  • 25 g olive oil or butter
  • A small handful of fresh coriander chopped
  • A small handful of fresh mint chopped


  • First prepare your 400g broad beans. I prefer to double pod them.
  • Cook 200g rice according to the packet instructions.
  • Heat the 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a large wok or frying pan over a medium heat.
  • Add the 1 tsp cumin seeds and fry for one minute.
  • Add 1 sliced onion and stir fry for 5-10 minutes until soft. Add 2 cloves of chopped garlic and a thumb sized piece of chopped ginger and continue cooking for one minute.
  • Stir through ½ tsp turmeric and 1 tsp chilli flakes (if using).
  • Then add 250g chopped carrots and 3 tbsp water. Stir well, reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until the carrots are cooked.
  • Add the prepared broad beans and 200g peas and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice and a handful of chopped fresh coriander and stir well. Heat until warmed through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the potatoes

  • Boil 450g Jersey Royal potatoes in salted water until cooked through (about 10-15 minutes depending on their size).
  • Stir through 25g butter or oil and a small handful of chopped mint and coriander.
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