Pilaf or Pulao is the best on pot meal that is not just filling but can also be made with variations as per liking. We often make pulao at home specially when there are sudden guests at home, pulao works as a savior. Make it with long grain Basmati rice or even your regular everyday rice , pulao brings out some real richness to your regular meal spread. Tam it with any of your favorite curry or jut enjoy it with raita and salad. And if you are a weight watcher like me then go for some Brown Rice Pulao. Well it’s a myth that brown rice takes time to cook and equally takes time to digest. Dawat Long Grain Brown Rice cooks really fast and is easy to digest too. I have adapted Brown rice in my daily meal and trust me it’s worth all the pain. Just soak the rice in ample amount of water almost an hour before cooking and see the magic. You not just get a healthy pot of goodness but some real long grain , non sticky pilaf as well.
Today i’m sharing the most easy recipe of Brown rice veg pulao that is made in pressure cooker and gets ready in no time. Pair it with some nice thick onion raita and enjoy your guilt free meal. Check out the recipe below and do share your feedback with me in comments. Would love to hear your variations too.
To make Brown Rice Pilaf take a broad faced pressure cooker (preferably non stick) and heat oil in it. Add whole spices and wait till they crackle. Now add sliced onions and saute till they sweat. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till brown and the raw smell goes off. Now add the vegetables and green chilies and fry them nicely for 7-8 minutes on high to medium flames. Meanwhile drain out the excess water from the soaked brown rice and one the vegetables are fried add the soaked rice into it. Now add coriander powder and curd in the rice and fry them all till the moisture from the rice evaporates and the rice looks crisp and fried. Add salt as needed and warm water till the surface of the rice. Dip your index finger, the water level should be 1 inch from the surface of the rice. Close the lid and cook till two whistles and turn off the flames. Let the pressure from the cooker release completely, and now open the lid carefully and add some ghee on top of the rice along with fresh chopped coriander. Wait for 5 mins till the steam gets off a little more and then serve the brown rice pilaf hot along with your favorite curry/raita/salad.