Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cabbage Rice

Who doesn't love to make a simple, quick yet healthy food. Here is one such simple version of cabbage rice. You can make variations by adding grated carrots or capsicum along with cabbage. To make it protein rich add any bean like channa or peas or corn.


Rice - 1 cup
Cabbage - 1/2 cup (apprx.) finely chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves, finely chopped
Onion - 1 medium sized, chopped lengthwise
Tomato - 1 small sized, chopped lengthwise
Capsicum - 2 tbsp, chopped lenthwise
Cooked Peas - 2 tbsp
Mint leaves - 4 or 5 leaves
Corriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Dried Kasuri methi leaves - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Rice Mix Powder - 1 tsp (or) Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste

To Temper

Oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, channa dal, curry leaves, green chilli, hing as per taste

  1. Pressure cook the rice, fluff it up with a fork and allow to cool down.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, do the tempering with the ingredients given, add the garlic and saute for few seconds. Then add the onions and fry them until they turn transparent. Adding a pinch of salt will speed up the process. Now, add the capsicum, tomatoes, mint leaves and coriander leaves and saute for 2 mins.
  3. Then, add in the cabbage, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, rice mix powder or garam masala and stir for few mins. Cabbage should be cooked but retain its crisp. Now, crush the kasuri methi leaves in between your palms and sprinkle it to the cabbage mixture. Stir well.
  4. Mix the rice, check for salt and add if necessary. Turn off the stove. Garnish with coriander leaves. Close the lid and allow to sit for couple of minutes to let all the flavors blend together. Enjoy with any kind of raita!!
Nutritional Information

Cabbages are incredibly nutritious. They are very low in fat and calories and are a good source of multiple B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and many minerals. In particular, cabbage contains powerful anti-cancer compounds known as glucosinolates. Several varieties are cultivated worldwide including green, purple, red, and savoy (loose-wrinkled leaves). Cabbage also has lot of anti-cancer properties in it. It is always better to steam a cabbage rather than microwaving so as to maximize the health benefits. Avoid buying pre-cut cabbage, because once it is cut it starts losing its valuable vitamin C content. Once cut, consume the left over cabbage within two days to enjoy its nutrients.

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