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One pot meals that are super quick, easy to make and delicious are the need of the hour. With the lockdown, work from home and with kids online studies along with all the big and small household chores, I am sure everyone is finding it difficult to cook elaborate meals like me. I usually cook with whatever I have in hand and try to combine veggies. One such search in refrigerator, I found some spring onions and spinach. I had no idea what to cook and neither had time to cook a sabji, curry and rice. Well, frankly I just kept adding what I had and it turned out to be super tasty dish. Best part was my kid ate the spinach without complaining.
This one pot meal is wholesome, healthy, comforting and super quick vegetarian option.
Most of these recipes are quick to cook, and require 20-30 minutes.
These are complete meals by themselves. You can eat them on their own or just with a side of curd/raita or pickle is enough. I also used little coconut milk for this recipe and it definitely added extra taste to this pulao. Also to add some more nutrition, I added potato, You can add whatever veggie available. I didn't want to elaborate much and with no time to prep up all the veggies hence only used potato. Lets see how its done. Images given below:

Ingredients: Serves 4
See notes *
  • 2 Cups rice (I used basmati this time)*
  • 1/2 cup spring onion (optional)
  • 1/2 cup spinach 
  • 2  chopped onions
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 potato chopped 
  • 2 garlic pods finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Oil/Ghee *
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp biriyani masala(optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk *
  1. Wash and soak 2 cups rice in water and set aside for 15 mins
  2. Prep and cut the veggies and keep aside
  3. Take a big vessel and add oil or ghee
  4. Once its hot, add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add in the garlic and saute for 1 min
  5. Add in the chopped onions, saute till it changes colour to pink
  6. Add in chopped spring onion (Keep some greens for garnish) and spinach and saute well for 2 - 3 mins
  7. Once the leaves are wilted, add in the potatoes and tomatoes and mix well. Saute for 5 -7 mins 
  8. Add in turmeric, chilli, biriyani masala or garam masala and salt, saute well. 
  9. Make sure the tomatoes are well mashed. 
  10. Add in the soaked rice and mix well. Saute well for 2 mins
  11. Add 1 cup coconut milk and 3 cup water to the rice. 
  12. Cook on medium flame till the rice is cooked well.
  13. Garnish with spring onion greens or coriander 
  14. Serve hot with Achari tomato raita and pappad
Notes :
  • You can add whole garam masala also if you like to make it more flavourful. Since it was a quick fix for me, I didn't add any and just added garam masala 
  • The ratio for liquid is 1:2. So with 2 cup rice we take total 4 cups of liquid. Here I have taken 1 cup coconut milk and 3 cups of water. If you do not want or have coconut milk, you can use 4 cups of water in total. Make sure to use the same measuring cup you used for measuring rice
  • I have also added 1 tsp ghee at the end and mixed to enhance the flavour. You can make this completely in ghee as well
  • You can add whatever vegetable you would wish to in this. I only had potatoes in my pantry, hence I added only those.
  • You can use normal rice which you use everyday. 
  • 2 cups was good enough for 4 people. You can add in extra rice and masala as per requirement.
Hope you will enjoy making this quick and easy one pot meal. It will be great to know how t turned to for you through comments. 

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