Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quick Broccoli and Cabbage Rice

Not big fans of Broccoli here. Frankly, I have not been around this vegetable much, so not quite aware of possibilities. At most I have been using it in rice dishes and stir fry vegetables like  Vegetable Jal Frezi. Likewise for cabbage I have only few options that can be served . So I paired both cabbage and broccoli here and it resulted in darn good tasting rice.

This recipe is very quick and adds colorful veggies to otherwise simple carbohydrate. I serve it paired with some kind of beans like Rajma (Red Kidney beans), Black Eyed peas etc. Add whatever vegetables you have in fridge.


Approx 2 cup cooked Rice ( I have used Basmati rice. You can use rice of your choice but take care that it                                                is not overcooked)
1/2 cup small broccoli florets
1/2 cup cabbage shredded or diced in small
1/4 cup carrot diced small
1/4 cup green onion chopped small
2 cloves of garlic grated/finely chopped
1 inch piece of ginger grated/finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
handful of cilantro leaves chopped fine
1 tbsp Olive oil
Salt to taste
Green chili to taste

Heat the olive oil in heavy bottom pan. When its warm add green onion. Saute for a minute and add ginger and garlic. On medium heat keep sauteing for another minute and then add all other veggies. On high flame saute them with continuous stirring till tender.  Lower the heat , add green chili and salt. Add cooked rice. Stir well and cover the pan and let it sit for minute or two. Before serving spritz with generous dose of lemon and cilantro.

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