Saturday, October 25, 2008

RICE---it is called "THE GOOD GRAIN",also known as the symbol of life & fertility for many years. India is the 2nd largest producer of rice and it is the dietary staple food of many Indians; rice has a wide range of nutritional benefits. Do not boil rice in excess water and then drain the value of nutrition will be lost,cook by the traditional absorption method, there are many by products of rice. In India Rice is prepared in the form of Biryani,Pulao, variety rice,fried rice and also used in creamy desserts.With the derivatives of Rice like batter, noodles, flakes etc..many dishes can be prepared for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and anytime Snack also. Now try this simple Pulao ............

CUBED CARROT PULAO

YOU NEED

Rice (Long grain) 2 cups

Carrot 1 cup (cut into small cubes)

Cinnamon 1 " piece

Cloves 4 nos

Cardamon 4 nos

Bay leaf 2 nos

Ghee 3 tbsp

Green chilly 2 nos (split)

Onion 1 cup (finely chopped)

Salt to Taste

For garnish- 1 tbsp fried cashew nut and coriander

DO IT

-Wash the rice and keep aside for 20 Min's, in a heavy bottomed vessel heat the ghee and add Cinnamon. cloves cardamon, and bay leaf ,saute well and then add the onion and saute.

-When the onion is translucent add the carrots , rice and green chilly and cook on high flame for a few minutes.

-Add 3 cups of water and cook covered , check when the water has been absorbed mix gently and simmer till dry,covered tightly.

Serve on a platter garnished with fried cashew nuts and chopped coriander.

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