Thursday, January 18, 2007

Healthy Plate : Pulao with Greens

On my last trip to Trader Joe's, I had found a packet called "Greens with Envy". The packet was a mix of healthy greens like Spinach, Broccoli, Asparagus spears and shelled Edamame. I used it to make a wholesome Pulao for dinner.

1 cup Basmati Rice, washed and soaked in cold water
1/2 packet of the mixed greens
2 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1" stick cinnamon, broken into two
1 medium sized onion, finely sliced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
3/4 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and when they begin to sizzle, add the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Cook for half a minute and then add the sliced onions. Cook till the onions turn pink. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, lower heat and cook for a minute stirring constantly. Add the salt and the mixed green. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain water from the rice and add to the pan. Increase heat to medium and cook for a minute. Add 2 cups water, cover the pan and cook till the rice is done. Do not stir the rice while cooking or the rice will break making the dish mushy. Serve hot with plain yogurt or Raita. Enjoy !


FH said...

Great idea to use greens pack to make Pulao!!I will try and get that too!:) Looks great.Enjoy.

TNL said...

Nice to see you back posting! I love Edamame..they are so good! much better than dried soy beans...
Pulao looks great,and of course, healthy.


Lakshmik said...

This is a nice addition for pulao. I will pick it up nect time I go to TJs.

Manjula said...

Brocolli, Edamamde & Asparagus !! I always wondered where to use these in Indian recipes..U have a perfect tested answer. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thats health in wholesale!!!!! :) Nice idea sangeeta. :)

Seema Bhat said...

Sangeeta, loved your green packed pulav. Healthy and nice.


Anonymous said...

Very healthy, Sangeetha! Loved the "greens with envy" tag on the package :)

manju bansal said...

Wow! Healthy pulav. I liked the color of pulav also the choice of vegetables is good and different.

Anonymous said...

I love recipes that are like this one : wholesome, healthy and quick :D

Good one !!!!