Jan 26, 2009

Mixed Vegetable Rice

This was our dinner yesterday. It came out very well. The main ingredients are as follow:
Ingredients:
  1. Basmati Rice - 1 cup (measuring cup) (soak it for 5 mts.)
  2. Carrot - 1 - (Chopped in an inch size) (if its a big carrot use only 1/2 carrot)
  3. Peas - 3 tbsp
  4. Potato - 1 (chopped in an inch size)
  5. Onion - 1 finely chopped
  6. Garlic - 1 clove finely chopped
  7. Oil - 2 tbsp
  8. Butter - 1 tbsp (unsalted)
  9. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  10. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  11. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Cardamom - 1
  14. Cloves - 1
  15. Bay leaf -1
  16. Cashews - 5 to 7 (acc. to taste)
  17. Fresh coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
First, clean the rice and cook it up to 1 or 2 whistles. Do not over cook. Keep it aside and let it cool. Now take a wide pan, preheat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cashews, cumin seeds, Cardamom, cloves bay leaf and vegetables to it. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook for 5 to 7 mts. Now add coriander powder and salt to it. Stir it carefully (do not mash the vegetables). Now mix the vegetables with the rice. While mixing the vegetables with a spatula, make sure it won't mash the rice. Now pour the Butter on top it and garnish it with coriander leaves. Now mixed vegetable rice is ready to serve. Potato chips or Onion raita can be a good side dish. We can also replace ghee and oil with cooking spray...
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