Quick Microwave Vegetable Pulao Recipe | How to make Microwave Pilaf

  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 20m

This is my best go to option on weeknights. Quick, no need to switch on the gas, one-pot, no fuss, no mess and lots of veggies.

Tastes yum- son says so 🙂

Whatever pleases the boss- who am I to argue, eh?


  • Rice, preferably Basmati- 1 cup
  • Assorted chopped frozen/fresh vegetables- beans, carrots, peans anything
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Ghee- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera- 1 tsp



Step 1

Wash rice in several changes of water until the water runs clear.

Step 2

In a large microwave bowl, add the rice and chopped vegetables.

Step 3

Add salt to taste.

Step 4

Add water. Remember the golden rule of water- 2 cups for every cup of rice and 1/4 cup for the vegetables. If using frozen vegetables- don't add extra water, because they already have some. Won't spoil the dish, but will make it sticky.

Step 5

Add 1 tsp of ghee on top of the water. Sounds weird, eh- but it works, trust me.

Step 6

Add the cumin seeds to the water.

Step 7

Microwave for 12-14 minutes, depending on your microwave.

Step 8

Let stand for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

You will know that the rice is done when it sort of stands up like this.


Fluff up with a fork and serve.

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