Sunday, March 2, 2014

Simple vegetable Rice (Serves 4)

Vegetable rice

Ingredients

1. Basmati rice 2 cups, washed and soaked in water for 20 minutes
2. Carrot 2 medium, finely chopped
    Green peas ½ cup, cooked
    Onion 1 small, finely chopped
    Beans 10 nos, thinly sliced
    Cauliflower 8 florets, finely chopped
3. Onion 1 medium, thinly sliced
    Cashew nuts 10 nos
    Raisins 10 nos
4. Salt as required
5. Bay leaf 3 nos
6. Ghee 2 TBSP
7. Water 4 ½ cups

Preparation

  • Drain water from the rice and set aside.
  • Deep fry thinly sliced onions to golden brown color, drain excess oil and set aside for garnishing. In the same oil fry the cashews and raisins and set aside.
  • Heat 1 TBSP ghee in a deep bottomed vessel and add the rice, fry well at medium high heat for 4-5 minutes. Now add 4 ½ cups water, bay leaves and enough salt. Mix well and cook until 90% water evaporates. Switch off flame and keep the rice covered for 15 minutes. By now the rice will have cooked to perfect grains. Slowly flake the rice using a fork.
  • Heat rest of the ghee in another pan and add all the vegetables. Mix well to combine and saute on high heat for 5 minutes, until everything starts to soften. Adjust salt if needed.
  • Reduce flame and add the rice. Mix well to combine and switch off flame.
  • Garnish with fried onions, cashew nuts and raisins and serve.

Cheers!!!
Suji

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