Sunday, April 13, 2014

Recipe: Easy Mixed Vegetable Pulao

One of my favorite weekday rice dishes is mixed vegetable pulao. It goes with any curries and it is the easiest dish to make. You just throw it all in the rice cooker and it practically cooks itself! Sometimes I just eat it by itself with raita, if I'm really in a rush...


Madh Mama's Easy Mixed Vegetable Pulao
Serves 4 people (and a baby!)


Ingredients:
- 2 medium/large potatoes
- 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots
- 1 cup of frozen beans
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp Pulao masala (can be purchased from the Indian store in the spice section)
- 1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste (can be purchased at Indian grocer in the refrigerator section)
- 2 tbsp oil (either vegetable, sunflower or peanut oil works well)
- 2 cups uncooked rice

Tools:
- medium saute pan
-potato peeler
- rice cooker

Directions:


Measure out the veggies and put aside.


Chop onion and keep aside.


Chop potato in large 1-2 inch chunks.


Heat the oil up in a pan and sautee the onions with the ginger/garlic paste for 2 minutes. 


Add the potatoes, toss, and sautee for 2 minutes.


Add the other vegetables, toss, and sautee for 2 minutes.


Add 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of pulao masala (depending on how fragrant you want the rice) and toss.

Set rice aside and wash.


Pour in the 2 cups of washed rice and toss.



Pour everything from the pan into the rice cooker.


Add 3.5 cups of water to the rice cooker.

Turn the rice cooker on.


When the rice cooker goes off, it should look like this (above). The veggies will float to the top while cooking.


Before serving, toss it so the veggies are mixed in with the rice evenly.

VOILA!


(Note: You can also add cauliflower in this dish)
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