Brown Rice Pulao

Brown rice has a lower GI than white rice, it’s good for diabetic patients. Brown rice is rich in vitamins and minerals i.e, Mg & Ca that keep the bone strong. It reduces cholesterol, boosts energy, and beneficial for cardiovascular diseases.

Serving Size: 1

Time: 30 mins


  1. Brown rice 1 Cup
  2. Onion 1
  3. Mixed vegetables (carrot, beans, cauliflower and green peas) 1/2 Cup
  4. Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  5. Green chili 1-2
  6. Mint leaves 1 fistful
  7. Oil + Ghee 1 + 1 Tablespoon
  8. Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon
  9. Water 2 Cup
  10. Cinnamon 1 inch piece
  11. Cardamom 1
  12. Salt to taste


  1. In a pan, boil water. Meanwhile, wash and clean brown rice. When water starts boiling, turn off the stove and add the water to the rice, keep it aside for 30 – 40 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain the rice and keep it aside.
  2. Meanwhile, chop all the vegetables, onion, slit green chilies and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker.
  4. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and cinnamon and saute for few seconds.
  5. Now add the sliced onions to it and saute till onion turns pinkish in color.
  6. Now add ginger garlic paste and slit green chilies and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  7. Next add pudina and saute well. Then add chopped vegetables, a little salt, and mix well.
  8. Now add 2 cups of water, salt and let it start boiling.
  9. Then reduce the flame and add rice to it, mix well. Cover the pressure cooker, keep the flame in high and wait till the steam starts coming out. Then reduce the flame, put on the whistle and pressure cook for 15 – 18 minutes or for 3 whistles. Then turn off the flame (I cooked exactly for 16 minutes on low flame).
  10. Wait till the pressure subsides. Then open the cooker, fluff the rice with a fork.
  11. Brown rice pulao is ready. Serve it with onion tomato raita.
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