A lovely vegetable recipe full of flavor which can be eaten by itself. Delicious if eaten with plain yogurt. Create your own variation with different vegetables and spices.

Neena

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pan heat oil over medium heat and saute onions and cumin until onions are tender, but not browned. Rinse the rise several times and drain well. Add the rice to the pan with the onions and pour in the 2 cups of water. Stir in salt, garam masala and vegetables. Cover the pan and increase the heat to high.

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  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low, keeping the rice covered at all times. After cooking for about 10 minutes, gently stir the rice to distribute the spices evenly. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, or until all of the water has evaporated and the rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

515 calories; protein 9.9g 20% DV; carbohydrates 87.1g 28% DV; fat 15.4g 24% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 904.6mg 36% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2003
This was a great recipe. If you don't have garam masala you can make it yourself. Just look up garam masala in the encyclopedia here and use those spices. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/09/2003
I would recommend adding more vegetables and not adding them until about halfway through the cooking time. Otherwise the veggies are total mush by the end. Read More
(51)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2003
This was a great recipe. If you don't have garam masala you can make it yourself. Just look up garam masala in the encyclopedia here and use those spices. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2003
I would recommend adding more vegetables and not adding them until about halfway through the cooking time. Otherwise the veggies are total mush by the end. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
This was really good! The spices/seasonings were just right. My husband who has never had Indian food really liked this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2006
wonderful recipe. served with chicken tikka naan bread and salad with yogurt-lemon vinaigrette. even the kids (aged 2 and 7) loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2003
A very nice rice dish - I also did not add the veg until much later on... I think this will be my main rice dish in future -- many thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2004
Really good. Instead of regular onion I used green onion that I already had cut up. I hadn't bought Basmati rice so I used brown rice and adjusted the cook time accordingly. I also added 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper. I used vegetable out of a stir fry mix which had baby corn red pepper peapods and bamboo shoots-- not entirely Indian vegetables but good nonetheless. I did not add them until the last 15 minutes of cook time. I think I may play around with the spices a bit next time but this is still tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2007
A very nice spiced rice if nothing particularly special or exciting. I am a vegetarian college student and so I am always looking for quick easy and cheap main dishes. This one fits the bill. I will definitely be keeping it around. variations: I used a little over a cup of frozen peas and corn and added them after the rice had been cooking about 10 minutes. I also left the pieces of onion quite large. I added another 1/4 tsp of cumin and some ground black pepper. This works equally well with short-grain rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2003
This had a really good almost sweet flavor (could have been the type of onion I used) and was a nice contrast to Curry Chicken. The only problem I encountered was that the cooking time was too long. Had I not checked the pot I might have burned the rice! Good recipe overall! If you have more Indian dishes please submit them! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/08/2008
could use more spice and flavor Read More
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