A very mild Pilaf made with Indian Salmon and Prawns with Basmati rice.
First wash and soak basmati rice for about 20 mins. Pat dry the fish as we don’t want it to sputter in oil. Heat oil and drop in the fish pieces. Sprinkle some turmeric powder on it. Cook till the fish is about 70% cooked and remove from the oil. Saute a lot of chopped garlic, some green chilies and a little ginger in that oil. Add the rice and roast it for a couple of minutes. Just till its heated up. Now add prawns and mix it into the hot rice till their color changes. Add a lot of chopped coriander and season with salt.
Add a cup of milk and bring it to a rolling boil. Add the fish and enough water to cook the rice in. Cover and cook for 15 mins on a low flame. Check. Add some more fresh coriander and check the amount of water. If needed increase the heat so it starts to dry up. Then cover and cook on low heat for another 10-12 minutes.
You can use coconut milk instead of regular milk for a Goan kick to this pilaf.