|Easy vegetable rice with mattar paneer|
Vegetable Rice-How to prepare Mixed Vegetable Rice
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Rice Recipes-Lunch Recipes
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Basmati rice – 1 cup
Onion – 2 medium size (cut lengthwise)
Ginger finely chopped – 1 tsp
Green chilli – 2 slit or chilli powder -1 tsp flat
Mixed vegetables – 1 cup ( you can use a mix of beans, carrot, peas and potato)
Mint leaves – fistful
Coriander leaves – few
Fresh lemon juice -1 tbsp
Salt to taste
For the seasoning
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Cloves – 2
Cardamom -1 (optional)
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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So colorful and inviting rice dear!
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Awesome & attractive veggie rice. I can feel the aroma wafting down to here where I am sitting !
Yummy & fresh!!
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Inviting vegetable rice.
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healthy one pot meal
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looks colourful and healthy…Perfect for lunch box…
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Super Rice, Just now tried and ate fully 🙂
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I like it 🙂
I'llask my mum to make it for me….
Its amazing though 🙂
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Very nice. Helps me to make a quick South Indian type rice in few minutes. I tried with normal Ponni rice and not basmati which also tastes great.
lovely i enjoyed it so much ,just help me to cook a quick lunch
Thanks for the recipe. Tried it with panneer butter masala. Awesome…
How does it taste without the mint leaves and coriander leaves. I don't like coriander. That's why I am asking. Will it still give the same taste?
You can omit coriander but do add mint leaves (just a fistful) as it gives a nice flavor to the rice.
Ok..Thank you for your prompt response. Also i am a big fan of your recipes. When i am looking for recipes menu following yours gives a very homely touch and cooking is a lot easier.
Continue the good work..
Have just tried.. Very Tasty it was.. Thanks
Tried tasty; never thought its so easy ….Thanks.
Easy to cook… and looks rich as well.. Tasty.. Thank you..
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