Brown Rice Pilaf

Recently I became a fan of brown rice. Almost every other day I am cooking brown rice in different varieties.

Today's recipe is Pulav/Pilaf



1 cup of Brown Rice (Soak in water for 30 mts)
1 cup of chopped mixed vegetables
1 medium sized potato cubed
1 small sized onion (Chopped)
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tbsp nuts( I used sliced almonds, cashews)
4 cloves
1/4inch cinnamon stick
10 mint leaves (finely chopped)
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp Pulav masala
red chili powder (Adjust as per your spice level) -- Optional
Extra virgin olive oil


In a pan add oil, once oil is hot add cloves, cinnamon stick, nuts, bay leaf. Once nuts turn golden color add onions, ginger garlic paste. Once onions turn golden color add pilaf masala, chopped mint, red chili powder and vegetables.
(Let potatoes turn golden color. That will add nice taste to pulav/pilaf)
Once vegetables cooked in spices add rice, salt and mix well. Adjust spices.
Add water (1Cup of rice 1 -1/2 cups of water) and cover the lid and pressure cook for 6 whistles on medium heat or use electric cooker.

Healthy and yummy rice is ready to be served.



  1. I know it is so healthy, so I guess I should start using brown rice soon :)