AnuSriram
Rice - The main food crop of South Indians. And being a south indian, a cup of rice is a must and its a part of our everyday meal to make it a happy meal.
This time Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons is conducting a Rice Mela and I'm so happy to send in my recipes to her.



Ingredients:
  • Basmati Rice- 1 1/2 cups
  • Zucchini - 1
  • Onion - 1 medium size
  • Green peppers - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Carrots - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Broccoli - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Crushed black pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Saffron - few strings
  • Corriander leaves - for garnishing
  • Salt - as required
How to make it:

Soak rice in water for 20 minutes. Then cook it open pan with 3 cups water. Let it cool. Chop zucchini into small bits. Chop onions and crush the cloves. Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaves, fennel seeds, jeera and crushed cardamom. Now add the garlic and onions and fry until onion turns light brown. Add the garam masala, chilli powder and Black pepper powder. Now add the carrots and green peppers and cook for sometime. When they are half done, add the zucchini, broccoli and salt and cook until the raw smell of garam masala goes off and the vegetables are done. Now add the saffron strings and mix it well. On a low flame mix the cooked rice with the cooked vegetables, garnish with corriander leaves and serve.




Along with Zucchini rice, I'm also sending my Bengali Royal rice recipe and Chilli- Tangerine rice recipe for this event.

Bengali Royal rice - Click here for the Recipe


Chilli-Tangerine rice - Click here for the Recipe


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16 Responses
  1. Vibaas Says:

    Wow! Nice recipe. My kids both like Zucchini and this will be a nice change for them.


  2. jayasree Says:

    Zucchini rice looks inviting.


  3. Sagari Says:

    zucchini rice looks very goodd


  4. anudivya Says:

    Nice entries! Everything looks and sounds great. It has been a while since I shifted to brown rice, and after looking at your pics, the white variety looks very appealing.


  5. anudivya Says:

    Nice entries! Everything looks and sounds great. It has been a while since I shifted to brown rice, and after looking at your pics, the white variety looks very appealing.


  6. anudivya Says:

    Nice entries! Everything looks and sounds great. It has been a while since I shifted to brown rice, and after looking at your pics, the white variety looks very appealing.


  7. anudivya Says:

    Nice entries! Everything looks and sounds great. It has been a while since I shifted to brown rice, and after looking at your pics, the white variety looks very appealing.


  8. Kalai Says:

    Nice, creative recipe! I love zucchini and could always use new ways to cook it. Love this idea, Anu! :)


  9. cool recipe. good for summer days.


  10. RAKS KITCHEN Says:

    Hi Anu,
    Nice post...I am a big fan of rice varieties and hope this rice mela event brings somany great recipies like this!


  11. Lavi Says:

    Anu..Rice Dishes looks so Perfect..i never get like this.

    Hope you had a great Diwali..mine was great.


  12. Uma Says:

    wow, wow, all those rice items are mouth-watering. What a display! Zucchini Rice looks fabulous.


  13. G.Pavani Says:

    Thank u so much for visiting my blog and giving lovely comments...iam waiting for ur entry for the event


  14. AnuSriram Says:

    Thank u all for ur wonderful and valuable comments!


  15. Laavanya Says:

    How interesting.. didn't think of combining rice and zucchini before.


  16. Srivalli Says:

    Such lovely dishes..thanks for sending...