Saturday, September 27, 2008

Peppered Vegetable Rice

This is a rather mild, yet flavorful rice and goes really well with manchurian kind of sides or even a vegetable stir-fry. I had this first at my friend Kaye's place and asked her mom for the recipe. It's super simple and absolutely delicious and also makes for a perfect party meal since it's a crowd pleaser, even with kids, and tastes a bit like fried rice.

PEPPERED VEGETABLE RICE


Ingredients:

Basmati/Long Grain Rice - 1 cup
Carrots - 2 medium, julienned into thin matchsticks
Beans - approx 20, french cut thinly,
Onion - 2 medium, sliced thinly
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Black Pepper (powdered) - 1 tsp or more
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp


Method:
1) Cook the rice with a little bit of salt, till done. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool so the grains are separate.


2) Parboil the vegetables (beans & carrots). I microwave them with about 1-2 tbsp of water and bit of salt for about 4 to 5 minutes.

3) Heat half of the oil in a pan and add 2 tsp of ginger-garlic paste, followed by the sliced onions. Fry this till they brown... add some salt and pepper and allow to cook until quite caramelized. Remove and keep aside.

4) Heat the remaining oil, add a tsp of ginger garlic paste and add the par-boiled vegetables. Allow this to cook with more salt & pepper until the vegetables are dry and still have a slight crunch (if you desire).

5) To this add in the fried onions and cooled, cooked rice and stir together until well incorporated & uniformly distributed.


I think this would also make a yummy lunchbox meal and would like to send this to Vandana for her Lunchbox Special event.

27 comments:

  1. Lavs,This recipe looks like fried rice in the mildest way..Looks yummy...very good entry

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  2. Looks very simple, bet it would be a nice accompaniment for rich flavored sauces and gravies.

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  3. Looks very simple & delicious... yummy ... thxs for sharing..

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  4. Rice looks yummy! I also make this rice.. but I stir fry carrots,beans and cabbage for just 5 min instead of par boiling it..

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  5. sounds like a mild version of fried rice.. good choice for lunch box meal, laavanya :)

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  6. I love the taste of black pepper in rice...It sounds great!

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  7. Looks very colorful and quick, great with any chinese or indian curry!

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  8. wow, this is such an easy and delicious rice item Laavanya! bookmarked to try.

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  9. Actually I was looking for this recipe after tasting in Annalakshmi,Thanx for sharing!

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  10. Looks Yum yum & tastes too i am sure!

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  11. Sure would make for a satisfying lunch.

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  12. I love this taste. I'm yearning for this now as I tasted some fried rice yesterday that was so bland it was almost sweet!

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  13. Simple yet a lovely looking fried rice...

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  14. I like the idea of this one...looks yummy...will give it a try for sure:)

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  15. I love such simple rice with spicy sides... and sometimes even on its own.. great recipe!

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  16. the name itself is so tempting...i can imagine eating a bowlful of this on its own.

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  17. thatz so yummy .. looks very colorful too .. i havent had this version .. looks really good

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  18. i loved this version.....very simple......

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  19. hi, very lovely picture. simple and nice recipe. like the fact that the vegetables have been boiled and not fried.

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  20. SOunds simple and delicious Lavanya..Bookmarked it.

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  21. Yummmmm recipe, look delicious!!!

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  22. Hi!
    Veg rice is very lovely!!!!!! children will love it!!

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  23. ooh! that does look soooo tempting, laav! such a quick yummy dish!

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  24. yum yum yum!! you are killing me here...has been a while i have eaten all this food...i really gotta visit you for all this food!!

    Rajitha

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