Thursday, July 16, 2015

Indian Rice, Veggies and Coconut

2 Coriander Seeds
5 Cloves
1 Bay leaf
½ Stick of Cinnamon

Soak rice and ingredients for 20 mins in water. After 20 mins cook rice as usual.

Can use a combination of veggies.  Whatever amount needed. If it is a large crowd increase ingredients.
Brown in oil
½ tsp of Cumin seeds
½ tsp of Black Mustard seeds (this is popular in Indian cooking. Can be replaced with yellow mustard seeds.)
After a few minutes add:
¼ Red Onion, (more if desired)
1tlb of grated fresh Ginger
3 chopped Garlic cloves
½ cup of shredded Coconut
½ tsp of Garam Masala Spice (It can be found in any spice section of most grocery stores.)
Don’t brown for too long, ingredients can become bitter, just a few minutes, then add a variety of veggies, such as broccoli, peas, grated carrots. Stir together, for a few minutes until slightly tender. Sprinkle with a handful of Cashews, and then serve over the rice.

It takes about a ½ hr total for the dish. It’s very tasty and aromatic.

A side note, if desired, brown with ingredients one small red pepper. Then remove before serving. It adds a bit of bite to the dish. 

I don't have a picture of this dish. It's very colorful and fun. 

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