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…
- 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
- Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes.
- 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.
- Smear ½ tsp turmeric powder and salt on prawns.
- Heat oil in a kadai and lightly fry the prawns. Take out from kadai and keep aside.
- Add ghee and temper with whole peppercorn, green cardamom, cinnamon, clove, chopped garlic and slit green chilli. Sauté for a while.
- Add sliced onion and sauté till translucent.
- 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.
- Next add all the powder masalas, excluding garam masala powder. Keep sautéing till raw smell of masalas goes off.
- Add soaked rice and season it with salt. Mix everything together with light hand.
- Add 1 cup of hot water and 1 cup of milk. Mix once again. Cover and start cooking on medium-low heat.
- After 10-12 odd minutes, add the fried prawns, garam masala powder and black pepper powder. Cover and cook for another few minutes.
- 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.
- Cover and rest for 10 minutes. At this point, you may add little more ghee or butter if required.
- Garnish with chopped coriander and choice of salad by side.
~ 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.