Friday, 31 August 2012

Vegetable Rice in 5 minutes

You will not believe it if I say this can be prepared in 5 minutes and it is super healthy, being loaded with vegetables.

If you are making for lunch box, just pop into the kitchen and keep the rice in cooker and vegetables in microwave. Finish all your morning work and come back in 20 minutes and finish the rest in 5 minutes.

This is my son's fav. He will eat it everyday if I would give him. I am happy to give him as this is super healthy. He likes his with loads of peanuts or cashews :-)

Basmati Rice 2 cups
Vegetables 5-6 cups frozen vegetables
Garam Masala Items - cinnamon 1 inch piece, clove 2, star anise 2, bay leaf 1, saunf 1 tsp, cumin 2 tsp
Aachi Biriyani Masala 2 tsp (more for spicy version)
Turmeric 1 tsp
Channa Dal 1 tsp
Peanuts 1 tbsp

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

Prep work (Ok this does not come in the 5 minutes. But you will only need another 5 minutes to do this job) :-)

1. Cook Basmati Rice with enough water. Add a little salt and butter along with water to get a nice taste and texture.

2. Microwave the vegetables in the meanwhile for about 10-15 minutes.

Now set the timer - 5 minutes.

3. Heat oil in a pan. Add peanuts and channa dal.

4. When it starts to brown, add all the garam masala items.

5. When it sizzles, add the vegetables. Add Aachi Biriyani Masala. Other masala can be used. Or use just garam masala with some chilli powder. Add some more salt if needed.

6. Mix everything well  and saute for 1 minute.

7. Now add the rice. Mix well and serve.

Linking this to Show me your hits - Rice - Event by Sangee, hosted by Vardhini


  1. I love quick fix rice varieties and this looks cool

  2. wow... very fast rice love it very much... i always fan for this quick rice varieties...

  3. Yummy :) Gonna try this recipe for filling my hubby's lunch box.. I definitely need easier recipe :)

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  4. Veggie rice in 5 mins.. that is re-assuring..looks lovely..

  5. If the same recipe is prepared with leftover rice it will really take hardly 5 minutes. that too to get such a wonderful recipe......

  6. Thats really awesome,prefect for lunch box as you told.

  7. Quick & healthy recipe, perfect for lunch boxes.