How to make Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf -

A nutritious mix of brown rice and vegetables.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Brown rice (ब्राउन राइस ), Carrots (गाजर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf

Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf Recipe

  • Brown rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 medium

  • French beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces 10-12

  • Cauliflower separated into small florets 1/4 medium

  • Fresh button mushrooms halved (optional) 6-7

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak brown rice in four to five cups of water for two hours. Drain and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaf, cloves, cumin seeds and cinnamon and roast for a few seconds or till a nice aroma is given out.

Step 3

Add drained rice and salt and roast for one to two minutes. Add four cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Add carrots, French beans, cauliflower, mushrooms and green chillies.

Step 4

Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook till almost done. Add green peas and mix gently. Cover and cook till done. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

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