Quick Vegetable Rice Pulao is a very healthy, mildly spiced, simple, quick and easy to cook dish cooked in pressure cooker. It is a one pot dish and can be cooked quickly for a quick lunch or dinner. It can be enjoyed with yogurt, Gujarati kadhi, papad and salad. The pulao can be packed for lunch boxes or can be carried for a potluck party or picnic.
Course brunch, dinner, lunch, one pot meal, vegetables
Add whole spices - whole peppercorn, cardamom pod, cloves, cinnamon stick, dry red chili, bay leaf.
Add cumin seed and when it crackles add asafoetida.
Add chopped onion and saute till translucent and soft.
Add ginger garlic paste and crushed green chili . Saute for a minute.
Add carrot , capsicum and potato and mix well.
Drain the washed and soaked rice. Keep the water aside. Add the drained rice to the vegetable mixture. Saute for a minute.
Add the kept aside water and remaining water. The total water should be around 2 cups. Add salt as per taste. Cover the pressure cooker with lid. Put the whistle on it and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
Let the pressure cooker cool by itself. Open the lid. The quick vegetable rice pulao is ready.
Grease a bowl with ghee or oil . Put the cooked pulao in it . Press it gently and unmould in the serving plate. Serve hot quick vegetable rice pulao with yogurt or gujarati kadhi, papad and salad for a complete meal.