Savoury Rice with Vegetables ( Microwave Recipe )

Why do we bother with so many katoris for every meal? a gravy for flavour, veggies for good health and variety, a cereal for satiating our hunger, a raita or curds to minimise the effect of spices and act as a thirst quencher, a sweet to pamper ourselves. Is it possible to satisfy all these needs with one dish? yes, and that is precisely what this one-dish meal demonstrates. The ground paste of coconut, cinnamon, poppy and cardamom imparts a lingering flavour, while the garnish of fried onions and cashews adds an extra zing. Soaking is important to reduce microwave cooking time.

Savoury Rice with Vegetables ( Microwave Recipe )

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Savoury Rice with Vegetables ( Microwave Recipe ) recipe - How to make Savoury Rice with Vegetables ( Microwave Recipe )

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (using 2 Tbsp Of Water)
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
2 green chillies
4 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 to 3 cardamoms
2 small sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
12 ginger (adrak)

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup rice (chawal) , cleaned and washed
2 tbsp ghee
1 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup green peas
1/3 cup chopped potatoes
1 1/3 cups chopped cauliflower
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For The Garnish
fried sliced onions
fried cashewnut (kaju)

  1. Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well and keep aside.
  2. Put the ghee in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Add the onions, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute or till they turn light pink in colour.
  3. Add the prepared paste, mix well and microwave on high for 20 seconds.
  4. Add the rice, all the vegetables, lemon juice, salt and 1¾ cups of water, mix well and microwave on high for 20 minutes, stirring in between after every 5 minutes.
  5. Switch off the microwave but allow the dish to stand in the microwave for 3 more minutes.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with fried onions and cashewnuts.

  1. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy208 cal
Protein4.3 g
Carbohydrates27 g
Fiber5.2 g
Fat9.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A219.1 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C36.6 mg
Folic Acid7.9 mcg
Calcium40.8 mg
Iron1.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium32.2 mg
Potassium163.8 mg
Zinc0.6 mg