Express Vegetable Pilaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. dry ground coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili powder
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. clarified butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. garlic ginger paste
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice
  • cilantro, chopped (for garnish, optional)

Pour cooking oil on a skillet on medium heat. Add cumin seeds, coriander powder, red chili powder, and turmeric and wait for the cumin seeds to start crackling in the oil. When it is crackling, add the chopped onions and sauté until the onions are translucent. Then, add the garlic ginger paste and continue to mix until the onions are lightly browned. Next, toss in the mixed vegetables and continue to sauté for three more minutes. Finally, add the cooked rice to the skillet and mix well so the spices are evenly spread. Lastly, fold in a teaspoon of clarified butter to add softness and flavor to the rice. Serve warm and sprinkle cilantro over the rice. It tastes great on the side of any meat or seafood. Also great by itself! Enjoy!

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