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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Herb rice is one such easy, quick and delicious lunch or dinner ideas that can be prepared for lunch box or parties. Eating rice in the same way (steamed with some stew/curry) is boring at times, but in spite of all these, there are few people who want to eat rice and go for biryani or pulao. So this rice is very helpful at those times, with very few ingredients. I have induced prawns, you can substitute them with chicken or vegetables or even serve it as plain herb rice.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice has good aroma, since it’s prepared with butter, and Dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. It melts in mouth with little crunchiness of the prawn, this would be a best for kids lunch box, as they would like them to the core. Also you can make use the leftover rice from lunch for a yummy dinner with this Prawn Herb Rice. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Also check out our Indian style Prawn rice and Buttery Prawn Head Rice

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – 200 gms
  • Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup – 160 ml)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) – 1 tsp (all together)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or as per your taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Melt butter in a very heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chill, prawn, Italian herbs, salt and half the amount of black pepper powder, cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until the prawn is cooked.
  • Add the rice, followed by the leftover black pepper powder and cook in medium flame for another 5 mins or until the rice combines well.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with any Gravies like Prawn Potato Gravy or Curd Chicken.

Note: I have been using smaller size prawns in this recipe, you can make use of size of your choice, but the small ones are preferably suitable. 

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao in Pressure Cooker

Pulao / Pulav is a one pot meal that can be prepared in minutes and there are different varieties of pulao from veg to non-veg. There are sometimes, when we don’t have anything at home, but still need a rich food may be for a party or on the arrival of surprise guest.

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Plain Pulao Recipe / Basic Pulao Recipe / How to make Pulao Recipe

Plain Pulao is very simple, delicious and flavorful but needs only the basic ingredients that we generally have at home and they are nothing other than the flavored spices. Plain pulao goes out well with any gravy or curry. I have accompanied it with Chicken curry, for veg option Dal suits it very well. I have shared few more Pulao like – Chicken Pulao, Soya chunks Pulao, Afghani Lamb Pulao, Prawn and Peas Pulao, Zarda Pulao (Sweet Pulao), Vegetable Pulao. Let me share the recipe…

Making of Plain Pulao / Pulao Video recipe –

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi / Long-grain rice – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 nos (medium size)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 1 no
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per your taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 ½ tsp
  • Oil (any cooking oil) – 2 ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and thinly slice the onions to pieces.
  • Slit the green chilies into two equal halves.
  • Heat both ghee/clarified butter and oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed vessel, add the flavored spices (bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom) and wait until the spices crackle.
  • Add onions and green chillies, cook for a min and add ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onion turns glassy and the raw smell goes off.
  • Meanwhile clean the rice in running water, drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Add the cleaned rice, followed by salt and cook for a min.
  • Pour water (for one cup of rice pour 1 ½ cups of water, make sure to use the same cup for measurement).
  • Wait until the water boils, for pressure cooker – cover the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles, for heavy bottom vessel – cover the lid and cook until the rice is perfectly done.
  • Remove the lid, and gently stir the rice and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any Vegetarian Curries or Gravies or Non-Vegetarian Gravies or Curries.

 

Broccoli Potato Paratha

Broccoli Potato Paratha

Broccoli Potato Paratha is one such delicious, easy and simple paratha that can be made in minutes and packed in lunch box for kids. It goes out well with pickle, curd or raita or tomato ketchup. A healthy, easy, simple and delicious breakfast idea for kids.

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Broccoli Potato Paratha – Breakfast Recipes

Ingredients:

  • Broccoli – 1 head
  • Boiled potato – 300 gms
  • Cumin powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Wheat flour – 3 cups
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Broccoli Potato Paratha –

 

Preparation:

  • Separate the florets of broccoli, coarsely grind it in a mixier.
  • Take wheat flour, salt in a bowl, make a well in the centre, pour water and knead it to dough.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of oil and knead the dough for few mins and let it rest for 15 mins.
  • Meanwhile, heat a kadai, add the ground broccoli, saute for 2 mins.
  • Add cumin power, salt and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add the boiled potatoes, mash it well and mix it to the broccoli. Remove from fire and wait until it comes to room temperature.
  • Dust the flour in the working space, take a small portion of the dough, roll it (thick) and place a tsp of broccoli potato mixture in the centre.
  • Roll it all together to a ball, again dust the working space and gently roll the dough.
  • Meanwhile heat a tawa, drizzle little oil, gently transfer the rolled dough to the tawa.
  • Cook on both sides, by swapping them in regular intervals and drizzling little oil along the sides of the paratha.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with pickle, curd or raita or any dips.