Quick Veggie Rice

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by VeggieChallenge

A mild Indian dish made with vegetables and basmati rice, all cooked in one pot.

Top Review by Annacia

We enjoyed this rice last night with a beef roast and biscuits. I used fresh potato, carrot and broccoli (don't think I'd add the potato again, it just didn't do anything for the dish) which I precooked just a bit to get them started. The cinnamon and cumin are very mild so everyone from the 2 yr old on up should like this recipe. I'm sure that I'll make this again because I always have veggie bits around and this is a great way to use them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté chopped onions in oil.
  2. When golden brown, add cinnamon, bay leaf, cumin, rice and vegetables.
  3. Sauté two minutes and add 3 cups of water.
  4. Bring to a boil, add salt, and coconut milk (if using) and simmer, covered, over low heat.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes (35-40 minutes for brown rice).
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves or sliced green onions, and serve alone with chutney or with dhal.
  7. Source: Vegetarian Tastes of Toronto, p. 30.

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