|Our Lunch – Brown rice pulao – curd rice – onion raita|
We have already learn’t how to cook brown rice? If you have not checked that post, then please do that. Today we will learn how to prepare a simple Vegetable rice using brown rice and an easy onion pachadi to go along with it.
Prep time – under 10 mins (soaking time not included)
Cook time – under 30 mins
Brown rice – 1/2 cup ( I used regular organic brown rice)
Onion – 2 medium size
Ginger – 1 inch piece finely chopped
Green chilli – 1- 2 slit
Mint leaves/pudina – fistful
Mixed Vegetables –
Carrot – 1
Beans – 5-6
Peas – fistful (optional)
For the seasoning
Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 1 (optional)
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Wash and soak brown rice for a minimum of 30-40 minutes in 1 1/2 cup of hot water.
Cut onion into thin slices. Peel skin and cut carrot into thin strips. Cut beans into 1 inch pieces.Keep everything ready.
Heat oil, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Saute for a few minutes, then add thinly sliced onions, green chilli and ginger.
Saute for a few minutes or until onion turns pink.
Then add the vegetables, mint leaves,1 tsp (flat) salt and saute for a few more seconds.
Now add the soaked brown rice along with the water.Mix well.
How to make Onion Pachadi (raita) (South Indian style)
Curd – 3/4 cup
Salt to taste
For the seasoning
Oil – 2 tsp
Green chilli – 1 small finely chopped
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- few
Thinly slice onions. Add needed salt and keep it aside for an hour.
It would have oozed out water. Squeeze out the water from the onions and discard the water.
Now add beaten curd to the onions.
NIce healthy recipe!
mmmmm…that looks sooo delish!
Love the use of brown rice here, wat a healthy rice.
Brown rice , is it brown basmati rice
I have used only ordinary regular brown rice. You can use brown basmati rice also.
hi can we get this brown rice in deptl stores
Your recipes are awesome. Should we cook the brown rice in the water we have soaked it in or use fresh water?
Thank you so much Nirmala. Wash brown rice well. Soak in very less water. You can drain that water and add fresh water to cook the rice.
Your amazing . So yummy your dishes look . Would be great if you had hd images
Can u add the south indian language also for the items.For example cloves or Cinnamon.if you provide a thumbnail view for the items also it would be great.
Can we transfer the mixture to a rice cooker?
Of course, you can. Same way you cook rice but with vegetables. That's all.