Rice plays a significant role in every Indian kitchen. Quick to cook, easy to make, and extremely versatile is used to numerous delicacies to relish on. Full of nutrients and rich in vitamins and minerals, rice is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates as well. Though it seems simply tasteless, rice is used extensively across regional cuisines in India to make to create several lip-smacking treats. Different varieties of rice with unique flavor, aroma, size, shape, and colour are used to make numerous sweet and savory dishes. May it be just plain rice or simple khichadi with a dollop of ghee, or classy aromatic biryani, rice finds its way to every plate in more ways than one. So here are some easy to make yet immensely delicious dishes to delight the taste buds-
1. Coconut Milk Rice Recipe –
A perfectly cooked pot of aromatic rice is simply satisfying; however, but when it is cooked with coconut milk and some spices, it is simply a splendid dish to relish on with any curry or simple raita. This one-pot coconut milk rice recipe is very easy to make. Just rinse the rice well and soak for 20 minutes. In a pan saute ½ tsp cumin seeds, 3 to 4 cloves, 2-3 green cardamoms, one bay leaf, 1-inch cinnamon, etc. till they become fragrant.
Then add chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1 to 2 minutes, add chopped veggies like carrots, beans, green peas, etc. and saute them well. Now add cashews and saute for a minute. Now, add drained rice and gently stir with all ingredients. Now add coconut milk, salt, and cover with the lid. Cook it well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with any curry or raita.
2. Soya kheema Biryani-
Delicious and aromatic biryani is a classy dish from Mughal cuisine usually made using long grain fragrant rice and meat. Soya Kheema Biryani is a healthy, protein-packed easy to make a one-pot meal is a perfect alternative for meat.
Layers of perfectly textured and cooked soya kheema in spicy masala and long grain fragrant rice topped with fried onions, cashews, lime, and mint leaves will simply create a treat for your taste buds. You can also add some veggies like green peas, carrots, cauliflower, beans, and potatoes, etc.
if you are craving for something simple but amazingly tasty, then this Chinese fried recipe is a perfect option for you. Fried rice is comfort food for many of us. Just saute chicken with some veggies, cooked rice, and Chinese sauces, and the yummy dish is ready. You can also add fried eggs, which will simply taste the next level.
4. Lemon rice with spiced curd-
this is lemony, light, easy to make, and simply mouth-watering dish. You can make it with fresh or leftover rice. Amazing tadka of curry leaves, mustard seeds, turmeric, hing, asafetida, ginger, red chili, chana dal and urad dal along with crunchy peanuts and lemon juice make the simple rice incredibly tasty.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to create an explosion of flavours for your taste buds now…