5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice

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5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice

5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice

Vegetables are endowed with almost all of the nutrients that our body requires. The health benefits of vegetable nutrition are enormous. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.

We should try to incorporate a variety and different colors of vegetables in our diet. All the green, yellow, red, other colors vegetables are rich sources of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, and vitamin K.

Here, I am sharing a very flavorful, quick, and easy rice and vegetables recipe with you. This in fact is a keeper recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 n 1/2 cup Frozen Vegetables
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • A pinch of Asafetida or Hing
  • 2 to 4 Cloves
  • 4 to 6 Peppercorns
  • 1-inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1-inch piece of Ginger
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper or Capsicum đź«‘
  • 2 medium Tomatoes 🍅
  • 1 to 2 Green Chilies 🌶
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee (optional)
Frozen Vegetables 🌽

Frozen Vegetables 🌽

Thawed Frozen Vegetables 🌽

Thawed Frozen Vegetables 🌽

Basmati rice (soaked in water for 15 minutes)

Basmati rice (soaked in water for 15 minutes)

Chopped fresh vegetables…

Chopped fresh vegetables…

In a heavy bottom pan, prepare the seasoning in olive oil, hing, cloves, black peppers, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cumin seeds, ginger, onions, and green chilies…

In a heavy bottom pan, prepare the seasoning in olive oil, hing, cloves, black peppers, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cumin seeds, ginger, onions, and green chilies…

Once the seasoning is well done, add the frozen vegetables…

Once the seasoning is well done, add the frozen vegetables…

Add spices like turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt…

Add spices like turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt…

Add bell peppers, and tomatoes…

Add bell peppers, and tomatoes…

Add soaked rice..

Add soaked rice..

Combine well…

Combine well…

Add double the water (2 cups of warm water), adjust the salt…,

Add double the water (2 cups of warm water), adjust the salt…,

Let the water start boiling..,

Let the water start boiling..,

Adjust the heat to medium and cover the lid for 5 minutes..

Adjust the heat to medium and cover the lid for 5 minutes..

After 5 minutes.., our rice is almost ready.

After 5 minutes.., our rice is almost ready.

Let it rest on the same turned off stove for a few more minutes…

Let it rest on the same turned off stove for a few more minutes…

Our spicy frozen vegetables rice is ready to serve..,

Our spicy frozen vegetables rice is ready to serve..,

Transfer the 5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables rice to a serving bowl and garnish it with some toasted dry fruits!

Transfer the rice to a serving bowl and garnish it with some toasted dry fruits!

Note: Served 5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice with a simple salad, cucumber raita, green coriander and lemon chutney, and dal papad. We can also serve it with any leftover dal or curry.

5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice
5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice - Always check the expiry date and the condition of vegetables before adding to a recipe.

Always check the expiry date and the condition of vegetables before adding to a recipe.

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5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice

5-Minutes Frozen Vegetables Rice

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Serves: 5 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 n 1/2 cup Frozen Vegetables
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • A pinch of Asafetida or Hing
  • 2 to 4 Cloves
  • 4 to 6 Peppercorns
  • 1-inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1-inch piece of Ginger
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper or Capsicum đź«‘
  • 2 medium Tomatoes 🍅
  • 1 to 2 Green Chilies 🌶
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee (optional)

Instructions

Basmati rice (soaked in water for 15 minutes)
Chopped fresh vegetables…
In a heavy bottom pan, prepare the seasoning in olive oil, hing, cloves, black peppers, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, cumin seeds, ginger, onions, and green chilies…
Once the seasoning is well done, add the frozen vegetables…
Add spices like turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt…
Add bell peppers, and tomatoes…
Add soaked rice...
Combine well…
Add double the water (2 cups of warm water), adjust the salt…,
Let the water start boiling..,
Adjust the heat to medium and cover the lid for 5 minutes...
After 5 minutes.., our rice is almost ready.
Let it rest on the same turn off the stove for a few more minutes…
Our spicy frozen vegetables rice is ready to serve..,
Transfer the rice to a serving bowl and garnish it with some toasted dry fruits!

Notes

Served it with simple salad, cucumber raita, green coriander and lemon chutney, and dal papad. We can also serve it with any leftover dal or curry.

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