Varieties of rice dishes

Varieties of rice dishes


Introduction

Varieties of rice dishes are the most liked dishes among us all. There will be very few people who does not like rice. You know, rice is one of the staple cereals of our nation. Varieties of rice include all kinds of rices cutting across the country.

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South Indian rice varieties

1) Coconut rice

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Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: Boiled rice ( 1 cup)

Grated coconut ( 1/2 cup)

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

chana dala and urad dal- 2 tsp

curry leaves and green chillies, hing – for tadka

oil and salt- as per taste

Procedure: Take a pan and pour some oil in it. Pop mustard seeds and then add to it chana dal, urad dal, hing, curry leaves and green chillies. Now add the grated coconut to it and saute until it is brown. After it cooks well, add salt to it as per your taste.

Benefits: It is a good dish option for people looking for weight gain. It is rich in fat and carbohydrates. With the goodness of cocnut, it has a touch of south India and hence you may love it.

2) COCONUT masala powder with rice

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: Boiled rice ( 1 cup)

Grated coconut ( 1/2 cup)

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

chana dal and urad dal -4 tsp

red chilly – 4

curry leaves and hing – for tadka

oil and salt- as per taste

Procedure: Boil the rice. Now take a pan and pour some oil to it. Add urad dal, chana dal, red chilly and saute them. Keep them aside. In the same pan, saute the coconut well till it is brown. After all these things cool down, grind them into a nice powder. Now, take a pan, add mustard seeds to it and let it pop. add a pinch of hing and add salt to it. Now mix the powder and rice in it. Serve hot for better taste.

Benefits: You can also prepare the powder and keep it separately. It can be mixed with rice instantly whenever needed. Therefore handy and good product to store or carry when travelling.

 

3) Tomato rice

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Preparation time: 30 minute

Ingredients: Tomato- 4

Green chilly- 1

Mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal-1 tsp each

Hing, mirch powder, haldi-  1 pinch

Oil and salt as per requirement

Procedure: Take a pan and pour some oil in it. Pop mustard seeds and then add to it chana dal, urad dal, hing, and green chillies. To it add tomatoes, salt, haldi powder, red chilly powder and hing. Let it cook very weel. After it is cooked, add rice to it and mix well. Serve hot for better taste.

Benefits: Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamin-c . It will help you in maintaining good skin and hair. It will also help in boosting immunity to your body not compromising on health and taste.

 

4) Sambhar rice

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Preparation time: 1 hour

Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup

arhar dal 1/2 cup

Tamarind pulp- 4 tsp

salt, turmeric, sambhar powder- as per taste

Oil- as per requirement

Onion, brinjal, carrot, peas, capsicum, mooli, drunsticks – as per requirement

Procedure: Wash rice and arhar dal separately and soak them for half an hour. Take a cooker, add oil to it. Pop mustard seeds and add curry leaves to it, if needed. Add all the vegetables to it and saute them well. Add the soaked dal, rice and mix them well. Now add turmeric powder, sambhar powder salt to it and mix well. Now add tamarind pulp and water to it. Add about 4.5 glass water to it for amazing texture.

Benefits: It is a wholesome dish with tremendous amount of nutrients. With cereal pulse combination taking place, it is rich in protein content. With added vegetables, it will provide necessary vitamins and minerals required for good immunity. It is a good dish for any age group as it is nutritious, not very difficult to make and is tasty.

 

5) Tamarind rice

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Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: Tamarind pulp

Boiled rice: 1 cup

Peanuts: 1 tsp

Chana dal- 1 tsp

Red chillies- 10-12

Sukha dhaniya- 1 tsp

Methi dana- 1 tsp

Curry leaves- a handful

Salt, turmeric powder, sesame seeds, oil- 1 tsp

procedure: Take a pan and dry fry chana dal, sesame seeds, sukha dhania, methi dana. Now let it cool and grind it into a powder. Now take tamarind pulp as much as your requirement. Take a pan, pour some oil and add mustard seeds to it and let them pop. Add chana dal, red chillies to it. Now add tamarind pulp water to it and stir it till it becomes a thick paste. Now keep it aside. Now dry roast peanuts and add to it. There are two ways to use this:

  • Whenever you want you can boil the rice, add this paste, mix very well and eat.
  • For proper typical tamarind rice, take a pan and add some oil to it. Pop mustard seeds and add dals to it. Now add turmeric powder , mix the boiled rice to it very well , add salt, mix well and keep it to cool, After it cools down add the tamarind paste to it and mix very well. Let it soak it the essence for say 30 minutes. Now relish the dish with some fryings.

Benefits: This dish is good enough for storage and it is handy. So very good while travelling somewhere. It is tangy and goodness of tamarind will provide you with good taste and nutrition.

 

6) Vaangi bath

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Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: Brinjal- 4-5 pieces ( if small ones)

Onion- 1 small

Tomato – 1 small

Boiled rice- 1 cup

Oil, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala- as per your taste.

procedure: Take a pan and add some oil to it. Now add onion to it and let it turn lil brownish. Now add tomatoes and brinjal to it. Add add the spices that are needed and mix very well. Let this mixture cook very well for good 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, you can boil the rice and let it cook well. After the mixture is cooked, take the rice and mix it thoroughly with it. You can relish this dish with a onion raita for better taste.

Benefits: It is very good way to incorporate brinjal like vegetable in anyone’s diet as many people do not like it. It has vitamins and minerals present in brinjal, tomatoes and onions. It is a good way to incorporate vegetables in the diet.

 

7) Pulao

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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup

Vegetables: Onion. potato, Beans, Carrot, cauliflower, capsicum

Oil, salt, Zeera other spices are per taste

procedure: Soak the required amount of rice for atleast 15 minute before cooking it. Take a pan and add oil to it. Add zeera to ti and let it turn brown. Now add vegetables to it one by one. Saute them well and now add salt and other spices to it. Let it cook very well. Add the required amount of water to it and let it come to a boil. Now add the soaked rice to it and pressure cook it. You can enjoy vegetable pulao with Raita of your choice.

Benefits: It is highly nutritous as it has good amount of vegetables which will provide enough vitamins and minerals to us. Rice will provide necessary carbohydrates. It is wholesome dish for all the people in the family.

 

8) Curry leaves rice

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Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: curry leaves- 1 bowl

Boiled rice- 1 cup

Chana dal, urad dal- 4 tsp

Red chilly- 5-6 pieces

Procedure: Dry roast all the dals and red chillies and curry leaves separately. Now take mixer grinder and add these to it. Grind them into a fine powder. Take a pan, pour some oil to it. Pop mustard seeds and add dals to it for Tadka. Now add rice to and mix well. Add curry leaves powder as much as you require and mix very well. You can eat it with any liquid sabzi or with fryings for better taste.

Benefits: Curry leaves are rich in many nutrients including calcium. It is very good for your hair and overall health. By eating this, you will gain good amounts of calcim, antioxidants and many other nutrients.

 

9) Lemon rice

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Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredient: Rice boiled – 1 cup

Lemons: 3

Grated carrot: 1 small cup

Peanuts: 1 tsp

Mustard seeds, dals , curry leaves , hing- for tadka

Turmeric powder: 1 tsp

Oil and salt – as per taste

Procedure: Boil the rice before hand. Now take a pan, add some oil and pop mustard seeds in it. Add dals, peanuts, hing, salt, turmeric powder  to eat and let it turn brown. Now add carrot, saute them and let it cook well. Now switch off the gas and let this mixture cool down. After it cools down, add lemon juice to it as much as required. Let it mix well. Now take out the rice from the cooker/ pan and let it cool down. Now mix the rice with the mixture prepared and mix it very well. It tastes amazing with fryings.

Benefits: It is a vitamin-c rich dish which will help you in absorption of iron rich sources and build immunity in the bidy. With its tangy taste, I am sure it will lure even children and older adults. Overall it is a wholesome dish.

 

10) Sesame Pulao

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: Rice boiled- 1 cup

Sesame seeds- 2 tsp

Peanuts- 1 tsp

Potato, onions, beans, capsicum- 1/2 medium

Tomato- 1 medium

Oil, zeera, salt, masalas- as per requirement

Procedure: Boil the rice before hand and keep aside. Now take a pan, add oil, jeera to it. Let it turn brown. No add sesame seeds to it and saute. Add vegetables one by one except for tomatoes. After all the other vegetables mix well, now add tomato. Add all the masalas to it and mix well. Let the mixture cook very well.  Meanwhile dry roast the peanuts and keep it. After the mixture is cooked well, add peanuts to it and mix well. Now add the rice to it, mix well and serve hot.

Benefits: It is highly rich in calcium and vitamins. It is a wholesome food. Probably one of the best ways to make eating rice healthier.

 

11) Curd rice

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Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: Rice boiled: 1 cup

Curd- 1 cup

Milk- 1/2 glass

Grated carrot- 1/2 cup

Pomegranates- 2 tsp

Ginger- 1 tsp

Mustard seeds, dals, hing, curry leaves- for garnishing

Oil and salt as per taste

Procedure: Boil the rice before hand and let it cool down very well. Now take a bowl, add curd to it and add the cooled boiled rice to it. Mix well. Now add milk to it and mix well. Take a small pan, add oil to it and pop mustard seeds to it. Now add all the dals , hing , curry leaves to it and let it cook. Add it to the curd rice mixture. Now add grated carrot, ginger and pomegranate to it. Mix very well. For better taste, keep it aside for 30 minutes let it soak in all the flavors. You can eat immediately also.

Benefits: Curd is a natural pro biotic food and is known to keep your gut macrobiotic intact. Curd rice is the ultimate dish for those who suffer from stomach or gastric issues. It soothes the problem and the pain , if any. It can be eaten in sickness also as it may eliminate the pain and give energy to the body without loading it.

 

Conclusion

Rice is such an important part of Indian diets. Most part of our country likes to consume rice; be it occasionally or on daily basis. It is one of the staple cereals consumed a alot in our country. In this article we have not only spoken about all kinds of rices from across the countries. People conceive that eating rice is unhealthy but they do not realize that it can be made really healthy by adding certain ingredients to it.

Adding vegetables to rice make it very nutritious and whole some. Nuts added to the rice ensures good amount of essential good fatty acids in our diets and ingredients like sesame seeds adds calcium to it too. Therefore rice eating can be translated into a healthy thing if we carefully consciously work on it. Some dishes do take time to cook but trust me, investing time in making a wholesome dish will never go waste.

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