This colorful mixed rice variety is one of kids favorite lunches. I can pack this rice for any number of days during the week and they will never complain and will home with an empty lunch box which I’m sure you would all agree is all a mother wishes on a daily basis. Today’s lunch box had
Rice - 2 cups
Mixed Vegetables – 1 cup ( I used Carrots, Beans, Peas and Potatoes, cauliflower)
Fresh Garlic pods – 4 to 5 crushed
Onions – 1 (big)
Green chillies - 4
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 1"
Cardamom - 1
Bay Leaf - 1
Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
ghee / clarified butter - 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Wash and soak rice for 10 to 15 mins. Slice the onions into juliennes. Slit the green chillies. Heat ghee and oil together in a cooker, add the cardamom, clove, bay leaf, cinnamon and cashew nuts and fry for a minute. Now add the onions and garlic till they become golden in color.
Now add the vegetables and sauté and cook for 5 minutes till the veggies become tender and pliant. Now add the rice and sauté till it is fully mixed with the vegetables. Add salt and 4 cups water. Mix well and close with the lid.
Cook for 2 whistles and serve hot with curd raita. You can also roast the cashew separately and add it the rice before serving. You can also use basmati rice for a nice flavor and good taste.
Served with love,