Friday, July 24, 2009

Protein Packed Rice

Paneer & Green Moong Sprouts make this rice dish an ideal source of protein. This is a recipe I whipped up one day. I simply followed my kitchen instincts and this mildly flavoured, wholesome rice ended up on our lunch menu.







You need -

paneer, 1/4 cup, finely diced

green whole moong sprouts, 1/4 cup

basmati rice, 1 cup

2 cups water

2 fresh red/green chillies, slit

a few corns of pepper and 1/4 tspn fennel/saunf

1 tbspn oil

salt to taste

  1. Wash the rice and keep aside.
  2. Lightly crush the pepper and fennel to a coarse powder.
  3. Heat oil and add chillies and the pepper-fennel powder.
  4. Tip in the paneer and saute lightly.
  5. Now add the sprouts and saute for a couple of more minutes. I microwaved the sprouts for a couple of minutes, this helped.
  6. Add rice and fry on low heat until the rice turns an opaque white. Do be gentle, you don't want to crumble the paneer too much.
  7. Add water and salt to taste. Bring to the boil and then cover and let simmer until the rice is cooked.
  8. Serve with raita (spiced yogurt) and Indian pickle.
You could also add in a sliced onion, but I wanted to keep the flavour clean and simple.

1 comment:

Hari Chandana said...

looks delicious and healthy.. thanks for sharing!!

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