Friday, April 25, 2014 12:01 AM

Good Cooking!
A Gastronomic Gourmet Cooking & Recipe Resource Since December 1995
About us • Contact us • Site Map
Search recipe
Search recipe Main Ingredients Instructions
  Recipe Home Rice  Rice with Peas and Onions
Recipe A-Z: A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  
  Rice with Peas and Onions
  Category: Rice
  Author: Shammi, Shrewsbury
  Date: 8/22/2010
  Hits: 1037
History: This is an easy variation of the complicated (but delicious) Indian rice dishes like biryani - those take too much time and have too many ingredients for the impatient cook. My variation is simple and does not overload the taste buds either. My partner absolutely loves it!  
Description: Tasty, fragrant, light and Yummmmmy - main course with Indian side-dishes, or as side dish with Mexican meat dishes
Preparation time: 30 minutes in all
Serves: 2 generous servings

1 cup long-grained basmati rice 
2 tablespoons cooking oil/butter/margarine/ghee 
2 cloves garlic, minced fine 
2 green chillies, slit (de-veined and de-seeded, if preferred) 
1/2 tsp garam masala (Indian spice mix, optional) 
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds) 
1 cup cooked peas (can also add other quick-cooking vegetables like mushrooms, bell peppers, etc) 
2 large onions, sliced fine (red for preference) 
Handful of fried cashews, for garnish (optional) 
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (coriander), for garnish 

1. Cook rice in plenty of boiling water till cooked al dente. 
2. Drain rice in colander, transfer to microwave-safe dish and nuke it for three minutes on high.  
3. Meanwhile, while the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a wok or saute pan. 
4. Fry the cumin seeds for a few seconds, then add the slit green chillies and the garam masala, if using. Fry a few seconds longer. 
5. Add the sliced onions and fry, stirring occasionally, on medium-high till they turn pink/brown. 
6. Add the cooked peas/vegetables and stir fry for a few seconds. 
7. Turn off the heat, put in the cooked rice and mix it carefully with the vegetables, taking care not to break the grains. Use a large fork. 
8. Garnish with fried cashews; add chopped cilantro just before serving. 
Serve with an Indian-style meat or vegetable curry, and yogurt seasoned with finely-chopped cucumber and cilantro, for an authentic Indian meal.

Reformatted from a recipe submitted to
Rate this recipe:  
Other Rice recipes you might be interested
Featured Recipe
» Fruit Bread
Category: Australian Recipes
Hits: 543
Rating:rating: (3.3)(3.3)

Most Popular Top recipes RSS/XML feed

Newest Recipes Newest recipes RSS/XML feed
There are no comments: (0)

return to topReturn to Main Recipe Pagereturn to top Return to Good Cooking's Main Page return to topReturn to top
Copyright 2013 Good Cooking, Inc. All rights reserved.