Hot and Spicy Rice

Ever wondered why your Hot and Spicy Rice doesn’t turn out nice and fluffy? Well here’s my recipe which will show you how to make nice Hot and Spicy Rice which doesn’t look like khichedi.

Ingredients for 4-6 servings:

  • 3 cups cooked plain basmati rice
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1/2 cup peas ( I used frozen pea)
  • 1 onion ( I used red onion)
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3-4 cashews (optional)
  • 5-8 peanuts (optional)

Method:

1.  You need to make sure you have cooked the rice.  This recipe would  also work with left over rice.

2.  Grate or chop your onions finely.

3.  Dice the potatoes into very small cubes

4.   Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds to the oil.

5.  Once the cumin seeds get brown, add the onions and allow them to soften.

6.  Add the potatoes and peas.

7.  Add the salt and turmeric powder to the vegetables.  Stir well and allow the vegetables to cook for 5-7 minutes or until the potatoes soften.   When using frozen peas, you do not need to add any water to the vegetables.  Fresh peas may need some water.

8.  Add the cashews, peanuts and green chillies to the mixture.

9.  Now add the cooked rice to the vegetables .  The plain rice needs to be stirred into the vegetables.

10.  Cover the mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.

11.  The Hot and Spicy Rice is ready to serve. For special occasions, you can garnish Hot and Spicy Rice with cashews and peanuts.

 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00453013731812540021 Torviewtoronto

    all in one delicious

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01536467787138586347 Jay

    This looks so good…wanna try immediately…

    Tasty Appetite

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11852068854250389830 Jagruti જાગૃતિ

    I’m hungry after looking at your rice Mina…my all time faviourte …mouthwatering !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18313695476678501031 Rachana

    Rice looks so delicious!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16877565823603705723 Priya

    Lovely one pot meal, very tempting..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05859568015767404451 Melodie

    I am so glad I found your blog. Vegetarian recipe blogs are surprisingly hard to find and I am a vegetarian who always needs new ideas for cooking. I have a weekly vegetarian carnival called Vegetarian Foodie Fridays that I invite you to come and visit and link up any of your recipes if you would like. I hope to see you there sometime!
    Melodie @ http://www.breastfeedingmomsunite.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16772741234269398222 kitchen queen

    the rice looks very flavoursome and droolworthy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11873162230744613988 Akila

    beautiful and spicy rice….

    love it…

    http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

    Regards,
    Akila

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15743639313200541303 Stuttgartgirl

    This looks great! I found your blog via Linkedin and am now following it. I’m not a vegetarian, but try and eat a lot of vegetarian meals and am always looking for new ideas.

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