Zucchini Rice (Torai Rice)

Recipe Categories: From the West, Indian, Rice Varieties

Running out of time? But, want a tasty and simple food, yet easy to prepare? Read on to know how to prepare Zucchini Rice (Torai Recipe).

Zucchini Rice (Torai Rice)

SERVING SIZE – 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Shredded Zucchini – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Mustered seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – ½ inch
  • Bay leaves – 2 nos
  • Hing – 1 pinch
  • Red chilies (whole) – 3 – 4 nos
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Raisins – tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – few

PREPARATION:

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for 10-15 minutes with 2 cups of water.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan, heat the oil and butter. When butter is melted, add the mustered seeds, cumin seeds. After it cracks, then add red chilies, hing,cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Stir it well.
  • Add the shredded zucchini and mix it well. Then add the rice with water, salt and lemon juice and mix it well. Cover with lid. Let it cook, until rice becomes tender and water has evaporated (approx 15 min).
  • Garnish with fried cashews, raisins and coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot with raita and chips. Yummy!!!

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