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This quick and easy pulav is a medley of colorful vegetables, nuts and chickpeas with rice. The dish is wholesome, tasty and full of nutrients. It is the perfect answer to a lazy Sunday afternoon or a meal put together in a jiffy. Either way it is tasty. Vary it to suit your taste, there are really no rules.
  Rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Frozen green beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cauliflower 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into small florets
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Ckickpea/Garbanzo beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (soaked and boiled or the canned)
  Slit green chillies 2
  Cumin seeds 2 Teaspoon
  Cashews 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Wash the rice and soak in water for 15 minutes.
Cook the rice in water equal to 1 1/2 cups for a cup of rice.
Put it in a heavy bottom pan and bring the contents to a boil cover and simmer till done.

While the rice cooks....
Warm up the butter or Ghee and add the cumin and green chilles. Let it sizzle.
Add the cashews and raisins.
Add the garlic followed by the onions.
Saute until they turn transparent.
Add the green beans and cook for a minute.
Follow with cauliflowers and let cook for a minute.
Add the chickpeas and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Once the rice is cooked open the lid and let the steam out.
Add the rice to the veggie mixture. Blend well and serve.
Goes well with a raita.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Bean, Milk Product, Nut, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
I have various recipes of Pulav depending on how much time I am willing to spend. This one was a result of 2 H.. Hungry Husband. I came up with this to make it quick with all the stuff so it does not look like an easy job. It worked and now I am sharing it with all of you.
Seasoned Rice

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 789 Calories from Fat 146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.1%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.5 mg7.2%

Sodium 175.3 mg7.3%

Total Carbohydrates 143 g47.7%

Dietary Fiber 14.2 g56.7%

Sugars 29 g

Protein 21 g41.6%

Vitamin A 8.1% Vitamin C 71.6%

Calcium 15.9% Iron 40.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Pulav Recipe, Seasoned Rice