Rice is the staple food of over half the world’s population.
In Hinduism, rice holds great spiritual and ritual significance, rice is revered as a potent symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and fertility.
In this recipe of pulao, I have merged rice with greens – green is the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy.
A pulao recipe using spring onions for its awesome flavour and nutrition value, and chicken meat for its protein content and delicious flavour.
The Nutritious Food Recipe of Pulao:
Quantity of rice: 2 small cups of basmati rice = approximate 250 gms.
- For cooking the rice, pour the rice in a thick bottom, medium-size, handi or saucepan; rinse the rice for about 2–3 times, then immerse rice in water – filled almost up to the utensil’s brim, add a tsp. of salt, keep the rice for cooking in medium heat, when a thick layer of cooked rice floats on top – switch-off the stove, and completely drain the water, reheat the cooked rice at low-heat for about 1 second, and cover the utensil for few minutes.
- In adequate quantity of warm ghee, sauté: finely slice pieces of 6 small tomatoes and finely sliced pieces of a handful bunch of spring onions (containing 15 small spring onions) along with its greens, finely sliced pieces of 2 green chillies for mild-pungent flavour (optional); smidgen the mix with salt – according to preference of flavour. When the mixture condenses to a reasonable degree, blend the mix with pieces of ½ kg chicken meat , ¼ tbsp. of turmeric powder. Cook the mix until the chicken pieces are tender and the vegetable mix turns into thick gravy.
- On a very thick layer of warm cooked basmati rice at the bottom of a medium-size, handi or saucepan, evenly spread the warm chicken meat gravy; again add a thick layer of rice to top with the meat gravy, and repeat the same the third time too; cover the utensil for some time for the rice to soak up the flavour of the meat gravy.
You can enjoy this delicious and healthy pulao/pilaf with whisked, plain curd flavoured with a pinch of salt.
Serving size: Approximately 5
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