Brown Rice Pulao

Though the rice is chewy, its worth the effort keeping in mind the nutrition involved. Those of you who are trying to develop a taste for brown rice, do try this flavourful recipe. Coconut milk would add more flavor to this recipe.

2 cups Basmati brown rice, soak for an hour in warm water
1 large onion, finely sliced
2 cups cubed mixed vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beans, peas)
2 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
few curry leaves
garam masala pwd (3 cloves, 1? cinnamom, 1 elachi, 1 star anise)
salt to taste
Coarsely crush (do not make a paste):
4-5 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
8-10 chopped pudina leaves
2-3 green chillis

1 Heat oil+ghee in a cooking vessel, add the sliced onions and curry leaves and saute for 5 mts. Add the ginger garlic paste and crushed coriander-pudina-green chillis and saute further for another 5 mts. Add the cubed mixed vegetables and saute for 6-7 mts.
2 Add 4 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. Add the brown rice, salt and garam masala pwd, reduce heat, cover with lid and cook till the rice is done.
3 Serve hot with raita or any curry of your choice.

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