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Yakhni Mutton Pulao Rice
Yakhni mutton pulao rice is a delicious rice dish cooked with Yakhni (in Urdu) that means bone broth in English. It’s a simple dish that offers comfort and nutrition at the same time.
The dish is basically a way to make the most of Yakhni bone soup that is often made for health reasons. Because the bone broth is made by slowly cooking the bones with whole spices and herbs. It slow-cooks until the soup extracts all the goodness from the bones.
Once you make the soup, it’s pretty easy and takes little effort to cook this pulao rice. It is as easy as cooking Basmati rice as a sundry staple.
With the nutrition that the soup has to offer, this mutton Yakhni pulao rice is surely the one you want to make every now and again.
Types of Rice Dishes
There are so many rice dishes among the Pakistani cuisines. For example, many varieties of biryani rice and many types of pilau rice. And this Yakhni mutton pulao rice belongs to the latter.
The difference between biryani and pulao rice lies in the spices. To make biryani, you make the masala spices that use tomatoes, spices and sometimes yoghurt.
As for pulao rice, you only need the soup that is cooked with whole spices and herbs.
Underrated Rice Dish With Easy Ingredient
The first and foremost ingredient of this pulao rice is the mutton Yakhni soup. I have posted how to make the soup in my previous post.
As you can check in this recipe of how to make the mutton Yakhni bone soup, you only need some mutton bones, some whole spices and herbs. Then all you need to do is just slow cook the bones in those spices and herbs for a good few hours.
Once you have your soup ready, you only need Basmati rice, an onion, some green peas, whole cumin seeds, red dry chilli flakes, salt and cooking oil to make this Yakhni mutton pulao rice.
When it comes to rice choice, Basmati rice is the best for cooking pulao rice. Because the grains do not have high starch content, they won’t be sticky when cooked in the broth.
Super Simple Way To Make
You make the pulao rice similarly to the way you cook vegetable pilau rice or matar pulao rice. The difference is you use bone broth for this Yakhni pulao rice.
So, firstly, you fry the chopped onion and whole cumin seeds in a little bit of cooking oil until they release an aroma. Then you stir in the green peas.
Next, you add in the bone soup with some bones and cook it until it reaches boiling point.
When the soup is boiling, let it simmer for about 5 minutes before adding the salt, chilli flakes and the pre-soaked rice. Cook everything until the liquid has evaporated. Then turn the heat down, put the lid on and further cook until the steam comes out.
Top Tips To Make Delicious Yakhni Mutton Pulao Rice
- Cook the mutton bone soup longer, so it extracts the goodness and richness from the bones even more.
- Do not skip soaking the rice. Generally speaking, you let it immerse in the water for at least half an hour, or until the grains look white opaque.
- Try to get the bones with some meat left on them. So that the meat will give more flavour to the soup, and you can enjoy it with your rice.
Thank you for checking this Yakhni mutton pulao rice recipe. I hope you will try it out. When you do, I’ll really appreciate it if you can share what you think about it in the comments below.
Before you go, don’t forget to check out my other recipes that go well with this pulao rice.
- Aloo Gosht: potato and meat curry in Pakistani style.
- Lamb Kofta curry: lamb meatballs curry.
- Aubergine curry.
- Lauki Gosht: lamb curry with bottle gourd.
- Aloo Palak: potato and spinach curry in Pakistani style.
Thank you and all the best.