Cabbage Rice

Simple to make and full of nutrients, this dish is great for week day dinner and tastes even better for next lunch. Cabbage is usually used in Chinese fried rice, but I have never tried using it in Indian style rice. It turned out pretty good and as I said tasted even better in the lunch box.
Cabbage Rice
Simple to make and full of nutrients, this dish is great for week day dinner and tastes even better for next lunch. Cabbage is usually used in Chinese fried rice, but I have never tried using it in Indian style rice. It turned out pretty good and as I said tasted even better in the lunch box.

Cabbage Rice

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Basmati Rice – cooked
2 cups
Shredded Cabbage
1½ cups
Carrots – medium, diced
2
Frozen Peas – thawed
½ cup
Onion – medium
1
Green chilies
4
Curry leaves
6
Peanuts
¼ cup
Cashews
3tbsps
Red chili powder
½ tsp
Sambar powder (I used MTR sambar powder)
2 tsps
Lemon juice – depending on how tangy you want (I used juice of 1½ lemons)
1 to 2 tbsps
Cilantro – chopped fine
3 tbsps
Mustard Seeds
1 tsp
Turmeric
½ tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Cook basmati rice with ½ tsp of oil. Let it cool completely (spreading on a large platter would help, but not necessary).
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan, add mustard seeds and after they splutter, add onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Sauté till onions are translucent, but not browned.
  3. Add the cabbage and carrots, cover and cook on medium heat till the veggies are cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the peas, turmeric, salt, sambar and red chili powder. Cook uncovered on medium high heat till any water in the veggies is evaporated.
  5. While the veggies are cooking, heat 1 tsp of oil in a small pan and fry the peanuts and cashews till lightly browned. Remove and keep aside.
  6. To the rice, add turmeric, cabbage mixture, fried peanuts and cashews, lemon juice, cilantro and mix gently.
  7. Adjust salt and serve with raita and papad.
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