19.4.11

Broccoli Rice - Sometimes, I Need A Change


Broccoli-Baby Carrot Rice:

Life is flying fast in a flash second. I am wondering why is that, each year goes faster than the last. All my days here are like in that movie, Groundhog day. Its so monotonous. I can't say which incident happened when...nothing sensational is happening around me...and am kind of running out of juicy stories to embezzle in my memory. I guess, in future...I won't be having anything nice to share about my life!!! Most of my routine are so predictable...I do the same kind of work day in day out!! Life used to be interestingly spicy as I was growing up in an unfamiliar atmosphere.

Well...I was chatting with a friend of mine, and she suggested me to take a new route to my work place, try joining the local music class, or trekking into the woods instead of walking in the park. Hmmm, doing something different no matter how small the change is...it certainly gives a kind of placeholder in the mind! So that I could distinguish each week from another.


That is why...I am into gardening this year! Last year my Dad helped me raise a beautiful flower bed around the house. And this year, our family friend Dennis has generously offered us a help to set up herbs garden in the backyard. So for the last few weeks we have been working on it....clearing the yard, buying mulch, planting the trees, weed eating, watering, cutting stones...for the first time, am seeing so many tools to clear up a patch of land!! It has been a good work out for all of us to shed that winter pounds! Well...possibly I could have fresh mint, basil, cilantro in future?! Yes, more cooking:)

Ingredients:


Basmati rice 1 cup - cooked

Onion 1 large chopped

Garlic 5 cloves chopped

Jalapenos 1 chopped

Tomato 1 chopped

Broccoli 1 small head - cut into florets

Baby carrots few

Salt
Turmeric 1 pinch

Oil few spoons.


Method:

Heat oil in a vessel. Add jalapenos, garlic, onions and tomatoes, stir-fry briefly.

Followed by vegetables and cooked rice.

Add enough salt and pinch of turmeric. Mix well and remove from heat.

25 comments:

Suman Singh said...

Looks so yummy!

Pavithra said...

Wonderful very healthy and colorful rice love it...

divya said...

yummy...... luks so delicious and healthy.. very tempting clicks!!! thx 4 sharing

sangee vijay said...

Really need such change for both physically n mentally...the broccoli rice luks so inviting n a healthy choice too...thanx for sharing such a healthy recipe ....

jeyashrisuresh said...

healthy and flavourful rice.

Plateful said...

Yes, a change of routine will work wonders if you're stuck in a rut. These days I feel exactly the same and uninspired too..ah! Good luck with the gardening- looking forward to seeing recipes with ingredients fresh from your garden, soon. Oh, the rice looks delicious!

Plateful said...

O yea, a change of routine will definitely work wonders if you're stuck in a rut. These days I feel exactly the same and uninspired too..ah! Good luck with the gardening- looking forward to seeing recipes with ingredients fresh from your garden, soon. Btw, the rice looks delicious!

sangee vijay said...

Hi malar,I am glad to share some lovely awards with u...I know u deserve them..come n collect them

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting rice....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Superb, simple and scrumptious :)

Priya said...

Thats surely a quick and filling rice..

Nisha said...

Ya a change is always wonderful , good look with the gardening.

Rice looks totally yum

Rachu said...

good luck with the garden and i make ismilar kind of rice.. its so simple and easy..
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Swathi said...

Looks delicious and awesome colors

Chitra said...

And this year, our family friend Dennis has generously offered us a help to set up herbs garden in the backyard.


...WOW! That sounds great.... Some day, I would like to have one on my own. :-)

Harika's Kitchen said...

Awesome and looks delish.

Vidhya said...

I love gardening but I don't have a green thumb so my harvest is not that impressive.I am a bit envious of good gardeners.Your rice look so colorful.

Vimitha Anand said...

Colorful, yummy and healthy rice...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pulao looks so tasty and colorful.You have hit a six in excellence of preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

SouthindianHome said...

Colorful and healthy rice

Mahi said...

Happy gardening Malar! Little changes make a big difference! :)

Rice looks colourful and flavourful!

TipsNDeals said...

yummy!!!lovely color...

Raji said...

It feels really good to have own garden...as I live in an apartment I don't have this privilege...have to content myself with a small money plant :(
And the rice is looking fab..lovely medley of veggies.

Jaleela Kamal said...

wow very colourful

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

nice healthy rice