Cauliflower-Carrot Rice

A very healthy lunch idea. This is very easy and simple to make. Its a healthy and filling lunch for days when there is nothing much left in the house to cook. Here, I have used cauliflower and carrot. You can use any vegetables you want. Some of the good choices are beans, peas, mushrooms or even broccoli.

Ingredients –
1 Medium Sized Onion
1 Cup Cauliflower Florets(washed)
1 Cup Carrot (washed and cut into small pieces)
1 1/2 Cup Brown or White Rice
1 tblsp Ghee
1 tblsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
4 to 5 Green Chillies Chopped
1 tsp Cardammom
1 tsp Cinnamom
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Chilli Powder
3 Cups Water

Method –
1.Wash and soak rice in water and keep aside.
2.In a pressure Cooker, on medium heat add Ghee and when it melts, add cardamom, cinnamom and cinammon sticks and saute for a few seconds. Add onions and green chillies and saute till onions turns brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
3.Add salt, turmeric, chilli powder and Coriander powder and cook for a minute.
4.Add cauliflower and carrot and 1 cup water and cook for 15 minutes.
5.Now, drain and add rice.
6. Add 2 cups of water and cook for another 15 minutes.
7. Taste the water and adjust salt and chilli powder as needed.
8. Close the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.

Once pressure is down, open and serve hot with either boiled egg or Yogurt Salad(Raitha).


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