Vegetable Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - short grain rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup - mixed vegetables, chopped (carrot, beans, peas, cauliflower)
  • 1 stalk - curry leaves
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch piece - cinnamon
  • 1 - cardamom
  • 2 to 3 - black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Vegetable Rice

  • Put 4 cups water to boil.
  • Add vegetables and bring back to boil.
  • Cook till vegetables are soft but not mushy.
  • Drain, saving all water. Keep both aside.
  • Boil rice in plenty of salted water including that drained from vegetables.
  • Cook till just about done, keeping each grain separate.
  • Drain, cover and keep for 10 mins.
  • Empty into a large plate and spread to cool.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan and add seeds.
  • Add whole spices and curry leaves.
  • When lightly roasted, add boiled vegetables.
  • Add salt, stir and take off fire.
  • Pour onto cooled rice and mix well with fingers without breaking rice grains.
  • Transfer to a microwave dish and heat for 2 mins on high before serving.
  • Serve hot with kadhi or curd.