Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quick Vegetable- Pepper Rice (Microwave Method)

Quick Vegetable- Pepper Rice is a simple rice recipe. I got this recipe from my husband. He used to make this regularly for his lunch box. 

This recipe is very simple yet flavorful. The freshly ground pepper combined with cumin takes this rice to another level. I love this recipe and make it when I run out of ideas for lunch box. Do try this and I am sure you all will love it too :-)

  • Rice- 1/2 cup (I used Basmathi)
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera- 1 tsp+ 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee (clarified butter)- 1-2 tsp
  • Freshly ground Pepper- To taste
  • Carrot- 1/2
  • Frozen peas- Handful
  • Beans, chopped- Handful (I used frozen)
  • Cauliflower- 4-5 florets
  • Salt- To taste
Note: I have used the vegetables we like. Feel free to add your favorite veggies.


Chop the carrot, cauliflower, beans.

Now wash the rice and take it in a microwave safe bowl. Then add 1 1/4 cup of water, salt, few drops of oil, 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and chopped veggies. Mix well.

Now microwave it on high until all the water gets absorbed (It took 16 minutes for me. Check it every two minutes after 10 minutes of cooking).
Once done, fluff it gently using a fork and allow it to cool slightly.

Then finally add the seasoning.
For seasoning- Heat ghee (it doesn't taste good if you use oil). Once hot, add 1 tsp of cumin seeds and fry until it changes color slightly. Then add pepper powder and turn off the heat. Add this to the cooked rice. Mix well. Quick Vegetable- Pepper Rice is ready!!

Serve it as it is or with any curry of your choice. Above measurement serves one.

Note: You can also make this without a microwave. Cook the rice- vegetable mixture in a cooker or in a pot on stove top.


  1. Such a simple and flavorful dish. Perfect for weeknight meals when we arew running out of ingredients and ideas.

    1. Yes you are right. Simple yet tasty :-) Do give it a try sometime and let me know.

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