I had prepared some extra Basmati rice the previous evening as I always prefer the rice to sit around for a couple of hours in the fridge before seasoning it. The grains remain intact and the final product looks pleasing.
I decided to prepare a Cabbage rice as per the recipe suggested by my friend dear Smitha Pai. The crunch of peanuts and cabbage makes this rice absolutely delicious!
1 cup of left over cooked rice
1 large onion sliced
1 small Capsicum sliced
2 cups of cabbage roughly chopped
3 tbsps peanuts
1 tsp chilly powder
A large pinch of turmeric powder
A large pinch of Garam masala
2 green chillies
3 tbsps coriander leaves for garnishing.
For the tempering:
2 tbsps oil
1 tbsp ghee/ clarified butter
1/2 tsp Jeera/ cumin seeds
A sprig of curry leaf.
Heat the oil and ghee in a pan. Drop in the cumin seeds and after they splutter add the peanuts. Toss for a few seconds and then add the green chillies , curry leaves and onion. Add salt and saute till the onions turn translucent. Drop in the garam masala, turmeric and chilly powder. Toss and add the capsicum and cabbage. Saute on a high flame till cooked but crunchy. Tip in the cooked rice and mix well. Allow the rice to heat on a gentle flame. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.
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