This one pot vegetable rice is kids absolute favorite dish because it's lightly flavored with just the right amount of vegetables. This simple, easy and effortless recipe can be served as a main course on its own for a light meal or as an accompaniment to the main course. The best part is, it takes only 15 minutes to cook so quick one pot meal is a possibility.

Quick One Pot Vegetable Rice Recipe

This one pot vegetable rice is a kids' absolute favorite dish. Because it's lightly flavored with just the right amount of spice and the right balance of vegetables. This simple, easy and effortless recipe can be served as a main course on its own for a light meal, or as an accompaniment to the main course. The best part is, it takes only 15 minutes to cook, uses only one pot and is a great healthy vegetable rice option for the family.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: One Pot Vegetable Rice, Vegetable Rice Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 185 grams Rice
  • 1 Onion 1/2 cup diced
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup Carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup Peas thawed
  • 1/2 cup Green beans diced
  • 370 ml Vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup Fresh herbs chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 Cinnamon stick large
  • 2 Bay leaves large
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • If using basmati or Asian rice it's best to wash and soak for 30 mins before cooking.
  • Use a wide face skillet for cooking rice to ensure even cooking.
  • Saute' onions, garlic, and ginger in oil for about 2 minutes until translucent.
  • Add cinnamon, bay leaves, carrots, peas, and green beans - saute a minute more.
  • Next, add the rice and cook on medium heat for two minutes so the rice is well coated with the oil.
  • Add stock, fresh herbs - and stir well.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Let come to a boil - then lower the heat to a minimum low.
  • Cover the pan and let cook on low for 15 minutes undisturbed.
  • After 15 minutes - switch the heat off and let the rice rest for 10 minutes.
  • When ready to serve - fluff the rice with a fork.
  • Garnish with more fresh herbs.
  • Serve.

Notes

How to make a Cucumber raita?

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup cucumber diced.
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasoing. If the yogurt is not sour add 1/4 tsp lemon juice. Serve along side any rice pilaf or biryani 

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.9g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 2.1g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg