Soya & Prawn Rice

I love one-pot meals. To sort out your meals in short cut, these types of one pot meals are ideal. Prawns are loved by all in every house I guess, and adding soya chunks and vegetables enhances nutritional values to the dish. You may add potato, cauliflower and capsicum as well, as per your taste. I usually add capsicum at the end of the dish to retain the flavor/aroma of it. I hope this rice recipe will come handy, for packed lunch too. Here goes the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Any Aromatic Rice – 200 gms
  • Soya Chunk – 1 cup
  • Prawn – 12-15 nos (Medium sized)
  • Carrot – 1 (Diced in small pieces)
  • Beans – 3-4 (Cut into small pieces)
  • Green Peas – A handful
  • Onion – ½ cup (Thinly sliced)
  • Garlic – ½ tsp (Chopped)
  • Ginger Paste – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garlic Paste – ½ tsp
  • Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 4-5 tsp
  • Green Cardamom – 2-3 nos
  • Clove – 2-3 nos
  • Cinnamon Stick – 1”
  • Whole Black Peppercorn – 8-10 nos
  • Green Chilli – 2-3 (Slit)
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Salt – To taste
  • Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
  • Chopped Coriander – A handful

Steps:

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Boil the soya chink for 2-3 minutes adding a little salt. Drain out the hot water and wash under cold water. Squeeze the soya chunks and keep aside.
  3. Smear ½ tsp turmeric powder and salt on prawns.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and lightly fry the prawns. Take out from kadai and keep aside.
  5. Add ghee and temper with whole peppercorn, green cardamom, cinnamon, clove, chopped garlic and slit green chilli. Sauté for a while.
  6. Add sliced onion and sauté till translucent.
  7. Now add ginger and garlic paste, chopped vegetables, green peas and boiled soya chunks. Sprinkle some salt and sauté till raw smell of ginger and garlic goes off.
  8. Next add all the powder masalas, excluding garam masala powder. Keep sautéing till raw smell of masalas goes off.
  9. Add soaked rice and season it with salt. Mix everything together with light hand.
  10. Add 1 cup of hot water and 1 cup of milk. Mix once again. Cover and start cooking on medium-low heat.
  11. After 10-12 odd minutes, add the fried prawns, garam masala powder and black pepper powder. Cover and cook for another few minutes.
  12. Check the doneness of rice and remove from heat. With the help of a fork scrap and turn the rice. It will prevent the rice grains from sticking to one another.
  13. Cover and rest for 10 minutes. At this point, you may add little more ghee or butter if required.
  14. Garnish with chopped coriander and choice of salad by side.

Notes:

~ Instead of water, you may use chicken stock for extra flavor.

~ If you wish to skip using milk, you may use 2 cups of water.

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