Baghare hue chawal

Baghare hue chawal
Baghare hue chawal

Baghare hue chawal

Description –

This recipe is best to cook when you have leftover rice. Enhances the taste of simple jeera or steamed leftover rice with vegetables and spices. Any vegetables and spices of your choice can be added.

You can do a lot more with leftover rice so just don’t bother if you have some. Try this recipe and enjoy.

Preparation Time – 5 – 10 Mins
Cooking Time – 10 – 15 Mins

Ingredients –
• Leftover Rice boiled– 1 Cup (Boil Rice Recipe), (Jeera Rice Recipe)
• Green Capsicum finely chopped- 3 Tbsp
• Tomato chopped – 1 Medium
• Onion chopped – 3 – 4 Tbsp
• Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
• Red chili powder – ¾ Tsp
• Turmeric powder – ½ Tsp
• Salt to taste
• Lemon juice – 1 Tsp (Optional)
• Coriander finely chopped for garnish (optional)
• Oil- 1 Tbsp

Method –
• Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add cumin seeds and allow spluttering.
• Add chopped onion and cook till translucent.
• Add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft. Add capsicum and cook for another 2 mins.
• Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
• Add leftover rice. Mix well. Cook till rice is heated properly and all the flavours are infused.
• Add lemon juice. Mix well.
• Garnish with coriander. Serve hot.

Tips and Tricks –

• Adjust spices as per taste.
• You can add vegetables of your choice like cauliflower, cabbage, bell peppers, potato.
• Best way to use leftover rice.

Rice Fun Facts –
• Rice is the oldest known food that is still widely consumed today. Archaeologists can date its consumption back to 5000 BC.
• There are three types of rice grain: short, medium and long.
• April 19th is National Rice Ball Day.
• There are over 40,000 varieties of rice the three favorite are Basmati, Thai Jasmine and Italian Arborio.
• Asia alone both produces and consumes 90% of the world’s rice.
• September is National Rice Month.
• Besides rice wine, vinegar and beer, the distilled plant can produce excellent grappa, and sake.
• When leaving the wedding ceremony, and after the blessing of the bride and groom, it is traditional in all cultures to throw grains of rice over the heads of the newlyweds in order to wish them prosperity and fertility in the future.
• One of the secrets to Chinese architecture under the Chinese Ming dynasty (1300-1600) can be found hidden in limestone. Rice, which adds strength and stability, was used in the walls of the city of Nanjing.

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