Vegetable Rice

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With mixed vegetables, I had already posted Vegetable Biryani Recipe. Ever since our school days, this is my Amma’s style of doing fried rice. My mother prepares this directly in pressure cooker, but I used rice cooker. My sister’s friend asked me for this recipe, so I thought of posting it.

Vegetable Rice

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Soaking Time: 30 mins |  Cooking Time : 40 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Entreè

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice – 1 cup, soaked and drained

Mixed Vegetable – 1 cups + 1/2 cup (I used carrots, beans, corn, green peas and potato)

Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp

Water – 2 cup

Cardamom Pods – 2

Cinnamon Stick – 1/8 tsp

Bay leaf – 1

Salt – as needed

To grind:

Onion – 1

Green chilli – 1

Poppy seeds – 1/8 tsp

Fennel Seed  powder – 1/8 tsp

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Method:

  • Soak rice in warm water for 30 minutes, strain and add 1/2 tsp of ghee. Saute rice for a minute and keep it aside
  • Grind the items under “to grind” into fine paste without adding water
  • Add oil to the same pan. When the oil is hot, add whole spices and cook for 30 seconds. Add the onion paste and cook  till the raw smell goes off. Add vegetables and Saute well
  • Add required salt and transfer the mixture to rice cooker and add 1:2 water and cook. Serve it with raita/gravy

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My Notes:

  • Instead of grinding onion and green Chilli, you can also Saute them directly
  • Fried onions can be added to garnish
  • Can be cooked in heavy bottmed pan or pressure cooker for 2 whistles
  •  Paneer and mushroom can be added
  • Instead of adding whole spices, garam masala powder can be added

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30 thoughts on “Vegetable Rice

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  4. click it AB December 24, 2014 at 4:55 AM Reply

    wow it looks superb…definately gng to try diss recipe

  5. shailajasen December 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM Reply

    Thats my favourite nice recipe vidya…

  6. shailajasen December 16, 2014 at 12:11 PM Reply

    Thats my favourite looking yummy vidya…nice recipe

  7. Liz December 16, 2014 at 10:02 AM Reply

    Perfect with the colors and textures. Bet it’s wonderfully fragrant, too 🙂

  8. MCW on Recipes From Eden December 15, 2014 at 4:03 PM Reply

    Part of me is rice… no wonder I like rice, LOL! this recipe looks yummy!

  9. The Experimental Baker-HomeMaker December 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM Reply

    This looks so yummy..I haven’t tried adding fennel/poppy seeds in pulav. Gotta try this soon.

  10. apsara December 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM Reply

    I like your idea of grinding onion with poppy seeds. Lovely flavor!

  11. sindhoooo December 14, 2014 at 9:42 AM Reply

    Colourful and yummy! It’s a frequently prepared and liked rice item in our home 🙂

  12. tortadellafiglia December 14, 2014 at 8:47 AM Reply

    oooooh! This is a perfect dinner for me! I love rice and veggies! Thank you sooo much!

  13. Francesca Trucco December 14, 2014 at 1:45 AM Reply

    HealthY and tasty!!! Love it

  14. Charanya December 13, 2014 at 8:20 AM Reply

    Yum ❤

  15. apuginthekitchen December 13, 2014 at 8:09 AM Reply

    Delicious rice and vegetables. I like the idea of adding paneer, that would be wonderful.

  16. Chitra Jagadish December 13, 2014 at 1:48 AM Reply

    Never tried poppy seeds in pulao, sounds flavorsome V……:)

  17. srividhya December 13, 2014 at 1:12 AM Reply

    Amazing. . Rice looks so perfect

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