Here is another delicious rice item that was prepared using Yellow Squash. One of our friends has given us lot of these yellow squashes. I made daal with it once, curry once and finally this yummy rice item. As we all know, squash is a healthy vegetable that has very low calories. It is rich in many nutrients and vitamins. If interested to know more about the health benefits of squashes, check this site: WH Foods.
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- 2 cups Basmati Rice
- 3 cups grated yellow Squash
- 1 small Onion, cut lengthwise
- 1 Potato, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 tsp Garam Masala
- ½ tsp Cardamom Seeds
- 3 or 4 whole Cloves
- ½ tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 3 Green Chilies, chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- ¼ cup Green Peas, fresh or frozen
- ½ tsp Turmeric
- 4 Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tbsp Oil
Peel, cut the end and grate the yellow squash. Keep aside.
Wash and soak rice in plenty of water until all the other things are made ready.
Heat oil in a pan and add all the other ingredients except rice and sauté well for some time. Then remove the water from the soaked rice and slowly add to the pan. Stir well.
If using pressure pan, add water (3 cups) directly to the pan, adjust salt and leave it on the flame until 3 whistles. Then turn off the flame and let the pressure go out. Mix well.
If using electric rice cooker, then add the contents of the pan to it, adjust salt and let it cook. When done, mix the rice well.
Enjoy the steaming hot rice with some potato chips or raita or just plain yogurt.