Quick Microwave Vegetable Pulao Recipe | How to make Microwave Pilaf2014-01-18
- 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
Wash rice in several changes of water until the water runs clear.
In a large microwave bowl, add the rice and chopped vegetables.
Add salt to taste.
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.
Add 1 tsp of ghee on top of the water. Sounds weird, eh- but it works, trust me.
Add the cumin seeds to the water.
Microwave for 12-14 minutes, depending on your microwave.
Let stand for 2-3 minutes.
You will know that the rice is done when it sort of stands up like this.
Fluff up with a fork and serve.