Biryani, PulaoCabbage rice recipe, Easy lunch box recipes

Cabbage rice recipe, Easy lunch box recipes

Cabbage rice- Mildly spiced Indian variety rice using cabbage. Cabbage rice is an easy lunch box recipe and a quick one-pot meal that can be made for lunch or dinner. It is a very simple recipe that can be made by bachelors too. I first tried cabbage rice for dinner and my husband simply loved it and asked me to prepare it for his lunch the next day too. I came up with this recipe when I ran
out of all vegetables and was left with just a piece of cabbage and capsicum. Addition of capsicum gives a nice aroma to the rice and this recipe is sure to appeal to even those who do not like cabbage as much. For other interesting vegetable rice options look for capsicum rice, tindora rice, vaangi baath recipes.

INGREDIENTS:

BASMATHI RICE 1/2 CUP
FINELY CHOPPED CABBAGE + CAPSICUM 1/2 CUP + 2 TBLSP
ONION 1
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/4 TSP
MINT LEAVES FEW
CURRY LEAVES FEW
OIL 1 TBLSP
SALT AS NEEDED
GARAM MASALA A PINCH
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
URAD DAL 1/4 TSP
PEANUTS 1-2 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)
CASHEW NUTS 1 TSP(OPTIONAL)
TURMERIC POWDER A PINCH

CABBAGE RICE
METHOD:

  • Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes and pressure cook for 2 whistles by adding 3/4 cup of water and little salt and  few drops of oil.
  • Wash and cut the cabbage finely. Chop the onions and capsicum finely.
  • In a kadai, add oil and throw in the mustard seeds , urad dal, cashew nuts, peanuts(if using) and mint leaves, curry leaves.
  • Add the onions and saute till they become crunchy.

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  • Now add in the chopped cabbage and capsicum and  saute for a minute by adding the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
  • Check for salt.

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  • Mix this with the cooked rice without mashing the rice.

Easy lunch box recipes

  • Since i forgot to add peanuts i roasted it in the last and added to the rice.

Cabbage rice

  • Pack for lunch box along with any raitha.

cabbage rice - Easy lunch box recipes
NOTE:

  1. You can add green chilli instead of red chilli powder.
  2. You can add cumin seeds while doing the seasoning.
  3. Garam masala can be replaced with pav bhaji masala for making this Cabbage rice

45 COMMENTS

  1. Adding mint leaves & garam masala would surely made it tasty and the cabbage smell would be vanished . I needed a recipe of this kind. Thanks for Sharing. will try for LB 🙂

  2. Sounds delicious. My friend's mom (who is Indian) recently gave me a bunch of indian spices so now I have all the ingredients needed for this rice!

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