How complicated is cooking rice in pressure cooker and making a stir fry with your favorite vegetables,sounds ridiculous right,so is this rice.a recipe that is laughably simple yet significant to find its place here.Well this is a simple vegetable rice where you cook the assorted veggies first and then mix with steamed rice.No fancy spices,herbs not even ginger is needed here.WE just use our regular rice used for day to day cooking.All you need is a handful of fresh veggies, turmeric powder,best quality home made ghee,that’s it.This is a staple in our home and we use to take this in our lunch box almost thrice a week :). Use whatever vegetable you like and I am sure you gotta love this rice.
Simple vegetable rice recipe
Star ingredients:Home made ghee and turmeric powder
1 1/4 cup raw rice
1 cup assorted veggies chopped fine(Potato,carrot,cabbage,peas,sweet corn,baby corn,bell pepper,egg plant etc)
1 large onion sliced thin
1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons ghee
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1.Cook rice with just enough water so that the grains remain separate.
2.In a wide kadai heat 2 teaspoons oil and temper with cumin seeds.Add onions and saute till pinkinsh.
3.Add all the vegetables and coat well wit oil.Keep undisturbed in low flame for 5-7 minutes.
4.Now add the turmeric powder and chilli powder.Cook for 10 minutes,Saute now and then.
5.Add salt while the veggies are half cooked and saute well again for 10 minutes.The vegetables should be thoroughly cooked.Add 1 tablespoon ghee when the veggies are done and mix well.
6.Now add the cooked rice,do not mix yet just close the pan,switch off the flame and let it sit for 10 minutes.This step will prevent rice from breakig
7.After 10 minutes,mix the rice gently,add the remaining ghee,mix and serve hot.
1.Do not add any hebrs like cilantro,mint as then this will become yet another pulao kind.The whole flavor for this rice comes from turmeric and ghee.
2.If you substitute ghee with oil the flavor an taste will be definitely one step below.