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Spring Vegetable Pulao

This spring vegetable pulao recipe is a comforting dish made with a blend of vegetables, spices, and basmati rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword pulao, veg pulao, vegetable pulao
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water*
  • 2 quarts pot with matching lid
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (diced)**
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion , sliced fine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 black cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt , to taste


  • Wash and rinse the rice in a sieve. Let it soaked in the measured amount of water for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in the pan and fry the whole spices and onions until onions become translucent.
  • Add the mixed vegetables and saut√© for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and water and cover with lid. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down and allow rice to simmer until it's cooked.


  • *You can substitute vegetable or chicken stock for part or all of the water.
  • **Use whatever blend of vegetables you have on hand. Just make sure they're cut into bite-sized pieces.¬†
  • To make rice in an Instant Pot, add equal amounts of rice and water and press the rice button.