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White bowl with Yemen Carrot Rice

Instant Pot Carrot Rice

Yemen Carrot rice is a lightly spiced and absolutely delicious side dish. It is very quick and easy to make. A perfect side dish for any meal.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Soaking Time:: 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: middle eastern, yemen
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1" Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 1 Small Green Pepper, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Green Chili, slit
  • 2 Medium Carrots, grated
  • cups Basmati Rice , soaked for at least 10 minutes
  • cups Water
  • To taste Salt & Pepper

Instructions

Instant Pot Method:

  • Start the Instant Pot on 'Saute' mode. Heat oil and when hot, add chopped onion and bell peppers. Cook till the onions are translucent and peppers are tender. Add the garlic and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Next add green chili, carrot, clove, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Mix well and cook for 3~4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the rice and water; mix well and cover with the lid. Turn off saute mode and cook on 'High Pressure/ Manual' mode for 5 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, quick release the reminder. Open the lid, gently fluff the rice and serve hot!!

Stove top Method:

  • Heat oil in a saute pan; add onions and green peppers, cook till the onions are translucent and peppers are tender. Add the garlic and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Next add green chili, carrot, clove, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Mix well and cook for 3~4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the rice and 2 cups of water; bring the mixture to a boil. Then cover and cook till all water is absorbed and rice is cooked through. Serve hot!!

Notes

  • I recommend using basmati rice for its fragrance, but feel free to use any medium ~ long grain rice.
  • If using other variety of rice, then adjust the amount of water accordingly.
  • Leftover carrot rice can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Though not traditional, add other veggies like green peas, cauliflower, potato etc. to make the dish more wholesome.

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5167IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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