Indian Rice

1 cup basmati rice
1¼ cup water
½ cup diced red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ cup chopped tomato
½ cup diced eggplant
½ cup diced golden potato
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoons soy sauce (optional)
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup peas
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Rinse rice in cold water until water runs clear. Drain well. Add a few tablespoons in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and water saute until fragrant and translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add all the above spices and cook, stirring often, about 1 minute. Stir in all the vegetables (except peas and cilantro). Add the rice, stirring gently to mix it well with all the vegetables. Pour in water and bring to a boil, uncovered. Reduce heat to low, and simmer covered, for 15 minutes. Toss with peas and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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★★★★ Loved it!

Aromatic and bold is what this rice dish is all about. Serve it as a side dish or as a main course. It’s meaty and satisfying. You won’t be disappointed.