This is a simple rice dish that includes the goodness of vegetables,legumes,rice and herbs.This is wholesome and easy to prepare. You can increase the veggies and chickpeas than the rice if you prefer that way. It uses only bayleaf as a spice and makes excellent use of mint,but again it depends on taste and can be increased or decreased.
Ingredients:Chickpeas: 1/2 cup presoaked and cooked till soft
Mixed Vegetables: almost 1 cup chopped
Rice:1/2 cup + (long or short grain or even instant or polished as per choice)
Onion: 1 small chopped long and thin
Garlic: 1-2 cloves
Mint:1-2 tbsp chopped
Chop all the vegetables into small cubes and keep aside.You can use whatever vegetables you like.I even included leeks.Slice onions into long and thin pieces and finely chop/crush/mince garlic.Wash rice and keep aside.Pressure cook the soaked dried chickpeas till soft.
Heat little oil in a pan/kadai.Add bayleaf,onions and garlic and saute till raw smell disappears and the onions are transparent.Add the vegetables and quickly saute for 2-3 minutes.Add the rice,salt and water needed to cook the rice.Bring to boil,reduce heat,add chickpeas,chopped mint,lemon juice. Mix well and let it cook till done.
Serve hot with raita or sauce or anyother choice of accompaniments.
MM:Wholesome Lunches,an event originally by Meeta.
This simple one pot meal is off to Single Serving Meals by Sahaja