We all love to have rice in our lunch / dinner and sometime it happens that we land up cooking more than our necessitate; next day we wonder what to do with the remaining cooked rice!!! .
This is how I started cooking my subsequent dish with rice & soya (soy) chunks/nuggets; and is now cooked even for lunch / dinner at home.
Soy chunks look an excellent natural source of soy proteins which can be used as a healthy and economical meat substitute. Beans that is bland; fragrance-free; ready to mould with all kind of recipe.
This post is contributed by Garima.
Health benifit Soy Nugget Rice Pulao :
- High Protein Soya Chunks
- Low in calorie
- Rich in protein
- Good for all ages
- Filled with vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein; best non-fish sources of essential omega-3 fatty acids
In today’s world health is given the foremost priority….so I use “Saffola Arise” . However it depends on individual’s choice…..consider it one of the types of rice.
Lets sneak peek the benefits Saffola Arise:
- Has lower glycemic index, this gives it a better nutritional goodness
- One feels light post consumption
- Gives sustained energy for longer period
- When cooked, grains expand; so lesser quantity of the same is needed.
Preparation time: 10mins (20-30 mins more if you are using saffola arise rice)
Cooking: 15 mins
Ingredients to make Soy Nugget Rice Pulao
- Rice One medium bowl
- Soya Chunks One small bowl
- Onion Two Medium (sliced)
- Green capsicum Two Medium (sliced)
- Green Chili Two sliced
- Salt to taste
- Cayenne Pepper to taste
- Roasted Cumin Powder 1/4 tea spoon
- Garam Masala ¼ teaspoon
- Garam Masala (Raw)
- Tej Pata / Bay Leaf One
- Javitri /Mace One
- Phool Chakra /Star Anise One
- Jeera/Cummin Seeds to taste
- Red Chilli Small two
- Black Cardamom/Badi Elachi Two
Grounding of vegetables & Soy nuggets:
Boil the chunks for 3 mins; wash them in the running water and keep a side for water to drain;
Heat tea spoon oil (refined / olive) in a griddle (preferably non stick); put in all the raw garam masala & heat it for few seconds (on high gas).
Add the sliced onions; sauté the same till it turns light brown(on medium gas); adjoin capsicums, all powdered masala & stir the same till all the ingredients are medium fried and than add the soy nuggets. Mix well the vegetables & fry till it turns brown. Post frying mix the vegetables with cooked rice.
Note: Cook rice as you do on regular basis. Incase you‘re using Saffola Arise than that needs to be cooked slightly more than in comparison to other rice.
It serves to three persons with bundi raita / jeera raita /masala dahi/ salad/ fried green chilly sprinkled with kala namak.
Tip for cooking:
Use really good non-stick pan/griddle so your cooking will automatically contain less fat.