Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Simple Vegetable Rice.

Vegetable rice is a complete meal and ideal for brunch (breakfast + Lunch).

This vegetable rice is ideal for one dish, kids lunch box, ladies kitty party and even when go for a short trip.
I have used vegetables, sona masoori raw rice and simple spices.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Raw Rice of your choice : 2 Cups
Carrots : 2
Capsicum : 2
Green chilly : 1
Ginger : A small piece
Tomatoes : 3
Cinnamon stick : Small piece
Cloves : 3 to 4
Cardamom : 1
Rasam Powder : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera/Cumin Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Grated fresh coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Cashews : Handful (Optional)
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Salt : As required

Method :

1, Wash and cut vegetables and green chilly. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it.
2. Wash rice and drain water and keep it aside. Grate coconut.

3. Wash and cut tomatoes. (Remove seeds while cutting into small pieces).
4. Keep a pan on the fire and add oil. Add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Fry for a minute. Add cashews.
5. Add cut capsicum, green chilly, grated ginger, cut carrots and fry for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and fry nicely.

6. Add jeera powder, turmeric ( a pinch), garam masala powder, rasam powder and mix it nicely.

7. Add rice and fry for 2 minutes. Now shift the fried ingredients to a pressure cooker or rice cooker.

8. Add salt, and required water. Mix it well and let it cook.Cover the lid and cook.

9. Remove the lid once it is cooked and add ghee and let it melt. Add coconut and mix it well.

10. Shift the ready Vegetable Rice to a serving dish and serve.

Note :

I have used electric rice cooker. If you are using pressure cooker, cook for 5 to 6 minutes after you put the whistle. Use of more vegetable is optional. You can add beans, onions, potatoes and any choice of your vegetables. (Do not add brinjal, lady finger etc). Adding more/less oil, chilly is optional.
Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 2 to 3

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