Hello , food lovers today .
I'm gonna share with you this quick and easy vegetable rice recipe growing up , I was a fussy eater and my mom would sneak in vegetables at every opportunity she got including the rice .
Now , this recipe adds another dimension to the plain old steamed rice .
It's light and fluffy with the goodness of the veggies at the same time .
So let's get started .
I will start with washing one cup of basmati rice .
Now , the trick to a nice and fluffy rice is to wash it a few times until the water runs clear .
So please do not skip the step .
Now , I'll go ahead and wash the rice .
I washed the rice about three times and now if you see the rice is clean and the water is all clear , add some more water and let the rice soak for at least 20 minutes to a maximum of one hour .
The rice has been soaking for half an hour .
Drain the water and set it aside .
The rice grains are really fragile at this point .
So make sure you do not handle it too much to a nonstick pan .
Add one cup of frozen vegetables .
I'm using carrot and peas today .
Now , if you're using fresh vegetables , all you have to do is add 1/4 cup of water in the pan and cover it and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes or until the vegetables are slightly soft , but still has a crunch to it .
Now , moving on in goes the soaked rice , add 1.5 cup of water .
So the proportion is one cup of soaked rice to 1.5 cup of water .
Now , this gives the perfect fluffy rice every single time you can add chicken stock .
Instead if you like one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil or any oil of your choice .
14 teaspoon of salt , one bay leaf .
Now this is optional .
Give it a gentle stir and bring all of this to a nice rigorous boil .
Now the water has come to a boil , turn down the heat of your stuff to the lowest point and cover it and cook it for 10 minutes .
The rice looks beautifully cooked .
Now give it a very light stir because the rice is very soft at this point and you do not want to break it .
Let it sit for a minute or two to get rid of that extra moisture .
Now cover the lid and set aside .
This is a foolproof recipe and the rice turns out to be perfect every single time .
I hope you have enjoyed my recipe .
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