Vegetable Rice

Vegetable Rice

Published February 8, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 35 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 20 min


Simple, filling and tasty vegetable rice is a great way to get rid of those odd vegies left in the fridge. It could be a side dish, or perhaps a light lunch with plain yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 7 ounces
Calories per serving: 159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.0g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 27.2g 9%
Protein 4.0g 6%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 small diced potato
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 100g peas
  • 100g sweet corn
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Step by Step:

  1. Heat the oil on medium heat, add the cumin seeds, and allow the seeds to cook for 2 minutes. Add the chopped onion and green chillies. Once the onions are soft or translucent add the rice, potatoes and carrots. After 3-4 minutes, stir in 1 1/2 cups of warm water. Cover the pot for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the frozen peas, sweet corn, garam masala, turmeric and salt and allow the rice to cook. After 5-7 minutes check on the rice at regular intervals, test the potatoes, carrots and rice are cooked. You may need to add some water to the rice.
  2. Once cooked there should be little to no water left, only rice and cooked vegetables. Garnish the rice with fresh coriander and serve hot with plain yogurt or even a curry.