|Easy vegetable rice with mattar paneer|
Soak basmati rice for 15 minutes. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
Chop all the vegetables lengthwise. I used 4-5 beans, 1 small potato, 1 medium sized carrot, 1/4 cup peas and 3-4 cauliflower florets- together it was a little more than 1 cup.
Wash and chop mint and coriander leaves.
Saute until onions turn pink, then add all the vegetables. (I will make one thing clear here – in case if you going to prepare this in a pressure cooker, you can add the vegetables raw. If you are going to cook in a pan with lid as I have done below, par boil the vegetables slightly and then add)
Saute the vegetables for 2-3 seconds. Then add chopped mint and coriander leaves. Mix well.
Add drained rice, 2 cups of hot water, lemon juice, salt needed (approximately 2 tsp flat) and bring it to boil.
Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame, cover it with a lid and cook until the rice is done. Fluff it with a fork and serve hot.
You can have any raita / pachadi or chips or salad or any tomato based gravy like matar paneer, aloo gobhi, paneer butter masala or instant potato gravy or paneer capsicum gravy as a side dish.
How to cook this vegetable rice in pressure cooker – After you add water to the rice, transfer the contents to a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open and serve hot.
Note – You do not have to par boil the vegetables in the above pressure cooker methods.
If you have doubts in cooking rice refer how to cook basmati rice
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