Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Rice and Vegetables Recipe

Ingredients :

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2

1 clove

2 cups

4 cups

2 teaspoons

1 teaspoon

2

12

1/2 cup

1

1/2 cup

Ghee

Oil

Medium onions, finely sliced

Garlic, finely chopped

Long grain rice

Hot water

Salt

Garam masala

Carrots cut into matchstick pieces

Green beans, thinly sliced

Diced red or green pepper (capsicum)

Small potato, peeled and cubed

Fresh or frozen green peas

Method :
  • Heat ghee and oil in a large, heavy saucepan with a well-fitting lid.

  • Over low heat, cook onion for 10 minutes or until soft and pale golden.

  • Add garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

  • Add rice, raise heat to medium and fry for 2 minutes.

  • Add hot water, salt and garam masala.

  • Bring to the boil over high heat and when bubbling, turn heat to very low.

  • Cover pan and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Add vegetables (do not stir) and sprinkle with an extra teaspoon of salt.

  • Replace lid and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until vegetables are tender but not overcooked.

  • Leave pan uncovered for a few minutes then fluff up with a fork, mixing the vegetables through the rice.

  • Use a slotted metal spoon to pile rice on serving dish.

  • If preferred, garnish with fried almonds and sultanas.

  • Serve with curries.

 

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