Friday, September 21, 2007

Rice with Vegetables

With rice, the possibilities are endless! Don't you all agree?! I am sure all of us have a number of recipes for rice preparations..... well, here is one such flavour packed recipe.


2 cups Basmati Rice
3 cups Water
1 cup Cream (Heavy or Light whipping cream)
2 cups Chopped Vegetables (carrots, french beans)
4 Garlic cloves - minced
a small piece of Stone flower (optional)
1/4 tsp each of Cumin seeds & Turmeric
3 each of Cloves & Cardamom (make a coarse powder)
6 Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Pulav masala
1/4 tsp shahjeera powder
1/4 tsp red chillie powder
3 Green chillies (slit lengthwise)
salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil
Coriander leaves - chopped
Note: The 'cup' measurement given above is the small 'cup' given alongwith our electric rice cooker

Start the electric rice cooker on 'cooking' and add oil. When the oil is hot enough, add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, garlic, curry leaves, stone flower, vegetables, turmeric, shahjeera powder, 1/2 tsp salt & green chillies.... in that order. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add red chillie powder, washed rice, pulav masala, mix & fry the rice for a couple of minutes, then add cream and water, adjust salt and cook until done. When done, add coriander leaves and mix lightly.

For those unfamiliar with 'stoneflower' , here is a picture.

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