Vegetable Rice with Cheese Sauce


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Here is a flavourful and kids-friendly rice preparation with a patriotic hue. Kids will love the texture of the cheese sauce topped rice, as well as the colourful garnish of crisp, stir-fried veggies. While this is best had hot, it can also be packed for snack-time.

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Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients


For The Rice
1/2 cup rice (chawal) , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste

For The Cheese Sauce
2 cheese slices , broken into pieces
1 tsp butter
1 tsp plain flour (maida)
3/4 cup milk
salt to taste

For The Stir-fried Vegetables
1/2 cup chopped and boiled french beans
1/2 cup chopped and boiled carrots
1/2 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1 tsp butter
salt to taste

Method
For the rice

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice, salt and 1¼ cups of hot water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes, or till the rice is cooked, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

For the cheese sauce

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the plain flour and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the sauce thickens, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the cheese slices and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the cheese melts, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

For the stir-fried vegetables

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the french beans, carrots, sweet corn and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Reheat the rice in a broad non-stick pan, add the cheese sauce and stir-fried vegetables, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve hot.
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 on 04 Jul 14 11:27 AM


awsome rice, children had it in a jiffy and elders want more & more...worth to make in a daily meal...very quick and easily acceptable by all...a must tiffin recipe...thanks a ton TD Team