This easy to make rice pulav with vegetables is colorful to look at as well as deliciously tasting. I make this often for a take-to-office lunch for my husband with a bowl of fresh yogurt.
Beans, carrots and frozen peas.
I do not boil them first. I let the saute and cook to avoid them from overcooking and loosing their nutritional value.
Cook 1 cup good quality whole grain Basmati rice with 1 3/4 cup water in microwave for 8-10 minutes.
I like them fluffy, but not overcooked and mushy.
When done, add some salt and use a fork to fluff them. Do not mix them a lot. Set it aside.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter.
Use whole garam masala/spices for flavors.
Fry spices and cashews in hot ghee.
Saute beans for a minute.
Saute carrots for a minute.
Add peas and salt. Mix, cover and let the veggies cook for 5-7 minutes.
Do not over cook them.
Add fluffed rice and mix well with veggies.
Cover and let the rice absorb all flavors.