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Jun 17, 2008

Easy Vegetable Rice

Vegetable Rice
Preparation Time: 20 min. (approx.). Serves: 2 persons

This vegetable rice is not only so delicious, but also healthy and quick. If you use all the readily available frozen vegetables, it is even faster to prepare. This definitely is a winner among family and also a filling one pot dish.

The recipe includes a combination of several vegetables and spices that give this dish a great flavor and taste. I used 3 tbsp oil for this dish, but it can be reduced to a little amount to lessen the oil intake. 

Vegetable Rice

  • 3 cups Cooked Rice
  • ½ cup Broccoli Florets
  • ½ cup Cauliflower Florets
  • ½ cup Carrots, cut into medium pieces
  • ½ cup Green Peas
  • 1 Celery Stalk, cut into medium pieces
  • 1 small Potato, cut into small cubes 
  • 1 Tomato, cut into medium pieces
  • 1 small Onion, finely chopped
  • A hand full of Cilantro
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds
  • ½ tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • ½ tsp Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Rasam Powder (I used MTR Rasam Powder)
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as required 
  1. In a pan heat the oil, add the cumin seeds and stir for a little while. 
  2. Then add the cardamom seeds + ground cinnamon+ whole cloves + ginger and garlic paste and stir well.
  3. Later add all the chopped vegetables along with turmeric and fry very well. 
  4. Cover and leave it for some time until the vegetables are cooked. 
  5. Keep the flame on a medium level. 
  6. A little water can be added to the vegetables to make sure those are well cooked.
  7. When the veggies become tender, add the green peas + cilantro + garam masala + chili powder + rasam powder + salt and stir well. 
  8. Leave it for some time and finally add the cooked rice. 
  9. Stir the rice so that it mixes well with the vegetables. 
  10. Adjust salt, if needed. Leave the pan covered on a low flame for some time.
  11. Serve hot with raita and potato chips (if desired).
  12. This rice is perfect for lunch boxes or if you have unexpected guests.

Vegetable Rice

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On a different note:
Dear Divya Vikram of Dil Se… has passed me the “Inspiration Blog Award”. Thank you so much Divya for your nice gesture. You made me jump with joy!


Unknown said... [Reply]

nice vege rice..rasam powder definitely gives nice flavour to the rice.. i have also tried adding it often..

Finla said... [Reply]

Delicious rice, i will take the whole plate including the chips around it :-)

ST said... [Reply]

Delicious rice....Pictures are drooling.

notyet100 said... [Reply]

nice entry for both the events..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

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Laavanya said... [Reply]

That's a lot of veggies for sure.. Looks great Uma.

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

Delicious and yummy rice...looking great..

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Thanks for the delicious recipe, Uma. It sounds very flavorful and you've presented it so beautifully.

Sagari said... [Reply]

yummy veg rice uma ,nice presentation

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma, vegetable rice looks very tasty, I too pepare similar rice, I loved the presentation you have put up:)

Cham said... [Reply]

Love your fried rice which is quick! The presentation with chips is lovely :)
Congrats on your award!

Suganya said... [Reply]

WOW... This is a very healthy recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

ranji said... [Reply]

this is a nice variety of fried rice,using rasam pdr..sounds aromatic:)..love the smell of rasam so can imagine the taste of this...good one uma:)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

yummy pics of the rice with wafers!
nice idea to use rasam powder.

kamala said... [Reply]

Love the rice Uma.I like the presentation with chips..Congrats on ur award

Archy said... [Reply]

Never tried palav with rasam powder !! Great.. shall try once !!
Nice Entry Uma!! with all healthy vegetables !!

Jamie said... [Reply]

The rice looks really great Uma. I think that veggies and rice are the perfect meal. Only I can't just eat one helping and I ruin my diet with too many carbs! Great dish!

Siri said... [Reply]

'Vegetable Rice' looks yummo Uma!..nice entry!


Rachel said... [Reply]

I love that you added broccoli in this..nice...

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

veg rice chips tho bhale vundi. rasam powder twist baavundi.

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

Hey, thts indeed a nutritious veg rice Uma, looks really delicious. Congrats on your well-deserved award. How did ur Sabudana dosa come out ??

EC said... [Reply]

A very healthy rice variety...thanks for participating

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

congrats on the award dear....lovely recipe

Kalai said... [Reply]

Veg rice looks awesome, Uma!! Congrats on the award, dear. :)

Prema Sundar said... [Reply]

Congrats on the award Uma. Veg rice sounds interesting with the addition of rasam powder...

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Rasam powder is a nice touch.

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Nice idea using rasam pow..very nice

Meera said... [Reply]

Veg. rice looks really yummy.

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