This dish came up today when I was pondering what I could make for lunch, with a different taste,and succeeded too.Its not very spicy(you can spice up if you like). This rice has to be served with any curry, or any masalas like mushroom or paneer masalas(vegetarian). Well,I made corn and mushroom masala (recipe will follow),and a pineapple and cucumber salad.
Now let me go to the recipe
1+1/2 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup peanuts(crushed coarsely)
10-15 mushrooms sliced
1 capsicum julienned
1 big onion sliced
1 piece cinnamon
2-3 tsp.red chilli paste/or chilli flakes
2 tsp.ginger garlic paste
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste
Wash and soak rice for 10-15 minutes.
Heat the oil in a flat bottomed, and add the chopped onion,cinnamon piece and saute till light brown.
Add the mushrooms,capsicum,ginger garlic paste and cook for further two minutes. Next add the peanuts,chilli paste, curry leaves. After about 3 minutes,add the soaked rice and saute again for 2-3 minutes.Add water 1 inch above rice level.Salt to taste.Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
TIP:While serving you can add whole fried peanuts and curry leaves.
NOTE:Those who have an aversion to mushrooms can use only peanuts and capsicum.