Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Easy Vegetable Pilaf

We came back from NYC on Sunday we had no food in the house, just 1/2 onion, curry leaves and some garlic in the fridge. So I got creative googled vegetable pilaf recipes and opted for frozen vegetables, it was fast tasty and healthy.


  • one stick of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • cumin seeds
  • 2 dried red chili's
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • one spoon garam masala powder
  • 3 bay leaves
  • a few curry leaves
  • spoon coriander powder
  • teaspoon of turmeric
  • one cup of basmati rice
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • salt to taste
  • lots of frozen vegetables

  1. heat some canola oil and add all the spices with onions saute for 3 minutes
  2. add vegetables and saute another few minutes
  3. then add the rice and water, bring to a boil, turn down low and simmer for 20 minutes

All is all great and easy dish, but may dear Indian readers feel free to send links to theirs or comment on how to perfect it, much appreciated.

So tomorrow the winner of the giveaway will be announced!



  1. I love simple and delicious dish like this!

  2. That looks pretty perfect to me! What a yummy and healthy meal when you have limited ingredients in the house.

    Hope you have recovered from your trip.

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  3. Great way to get back into "normal" mode after traveling.

  4. Yum, so simple and delicious.

  5. This sounds perfect. Simple and delicious :D

  6. Delicious pilaf, I love all the spices you are using here!

  7. I love simple and tasty! It's great to see how others improvise too!

    We should do a show "Use What You Got!" :)

  8. You made a lovely dinner out of practically nothing, Rebecca! Kudos!

  9. Rebecca, love your creative. This sounds like a wonderful recipe for a delicious pilaf. Thanks

  10. I love rice!!!! I can eat 3 times a day. That recipe sounds delicious, Rebecca!

  11. It looks like comfort food to me! Best of all, it's vegetarian and doesn't require a whole lot of ingredients to put together. Always, the simple is the best, and you just demonstrated that.

  12. I love pilafs like this. So much flavor in such a simple dish. Glad you got back home okay!

  13. Same here, I came back from Istanbul to an empty fridge .. so my solution was to to a Risotto with dried mushrooms!

  14. Amazing and fun. Rice is so versatile. I love what you came up with!

  15. A simple and so yummy dish with all these condiments!



  16. Kenny: thanks so much
    Natasha: yep back in a routine, thanks
    Jenn: smiles
    Deb: thanks
    Mimi: thanks
    Jhonny oh thanks that means a lot coming from you
    Anncoo: thanks so much
    5 star foodie: thanks so much, love spices
    Lyndsey: oh great idea for a show!
    Barbara: thanks i know right
    George: thanks
    Erica: you sound like my hubby!!
    Ju: oh thanks for the lovely comment
    Joanne: thanks lol
    Laura: oh that sounds so good
    shri: thanks so much
    Gera: thanks
    oh thanks

  17. yum! what a healthy and simple dish! Great idea!

  18. This looks fantastic. I'm really interested in the curry leaves!

  19. simply life: thanks so much
    Diana: you can get them in a local Indian store or grow them indoors though!!

  20. This is one of my comfort foods when hubby is gone, and makes me want some right now!

  21. I love making things out of what I have on hand. Sometimes the best things come out of it. Looks yummy!



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