Sanoli's Kitchen: VEGETABLE RICE

Friday, January 3, 2014


One of my favorite food is vegetable rice or vegetable pulao. There are so many different styles to make and customise vegetable rice, i.e. vegetable pulao, vegetable biryani or vegetable fried rice. But I have tried my own variations over the years too. This rice dish is simple, flavorful and have a good amount of vegetables. A medley of veggies add colour and flavor to this spicy rice dish. Here is my simple vegetable rice recipe...


3 Cups Basmati Rice (or any aromatic rice
Some Whole Garam Masala
2 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Whole Garam Masala
(2-3 Bay Leaves, 2" Cinnamon Sticks, 3 Black Cardamoms, 6 Cloves, 8 Pepper Corns)
6 Cups Water
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 Cup
1 Cup Roughly Chopped Carrot
1 tbsp Julienne Ginger
3-4 Chopped Green Chillies (as per taste)
1 Cup Chopped Green Beans
2/3 Cup Sweet Corn (frozen)
2/3 Cup Green Peas (frozen)
3-4 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste


Wash rice 4 to 5 times and soak in water for 30 minutes. Drain excess water completely now and set it aside.
Heat 6 cups water in a deep pan or wok. Add rice in it and give a nice stir. Let it start to boil. Adjust heat into medium. At this time add 2 tbsp clarified butter, whole garam masala and salt. Give a stir once again.
Put the lid on and cook it for just 15 minutes on medium low heat. Remove from heat now. Open the lid, rice is now tender but each and every grain is seperated, not sticky.

In another pan or kadai, Add cumin seeds, ginger, green chillies in it. Saute for 40 seconds. Mix chopped carrot in it. Fry for another 2 minutes. Add green beans, sweet corn and peas in it.
Sprinkle little salt on it, fold well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Now this vegetables are tender. Pour this sauteed vegetables onto cooked rice. Mix with a fork, so that everything incorporated very well. Cover the lip again and keep it as it is for 5 minutes.
Open the lid and serve warm vegetable rice with any spicy curry or simply with yogurt or raita. It is simple but delicious!

TIPS: Addition of clarified butter (ghee) keeps each grain of rice
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  1. Looks delicious and colorful akka

  2. awesome mixed rice didi :) looks so inviting and colorful . Happy new year to you and wishing you loads of good health and happiness


  3. Healthy and filling recipe dear...Happy new year :)

  4. Very delicious and flavorful vegetable rice Sanoli.

  5. Healthy as well as a colourful rice. kids love to have this rice. Sure there lunch box return empty.