Easy Rice Pilaf with veggies, nuts and kale. Use other grains of choice. Vegan gluten-free Recipe Jump to Recipe
Kale is one confusing green! Its almost like this gigantic green full of nutrients but so difficult to actually like. Use it in salads, soups smoothies, bake and make Chips , steam, cook on stove top and add to curries, pasta, rice. and you are good for the day. This cruciferous vegetable is rich in Vitamins K, A ,C, anti-oxidants, fibre, antinflammatory omega 3s and cancer preventing phytonutrients.
Vegan Rice Kale Pilaf - Rice Pulao/Pilaf with Kale, Cashews, Vegetables
- 3/4 cup (138.75 g) long basmati rice rice
- 1.5 cups (375 ml) water
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) cumin seeds
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 green chili chopped
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped onion
- 1/4 cup (32.25 g) chopped cashews
- 1 cup (67 g) chopped kale
- 1/4 cup (32 g) chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup (74.5 g) bell peppers
- 1 teaspoon Pav bhaji masala or garam masala or Biryani masala or other spice blend of choice
- 3/4 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt or to taste
- pomegranate arils for garnish optional
- Soak rice in enough water to cover and keep aside.
- In a pressure cooker or saucepan, add oil and heat over medium.
- When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and cook for half a minute or until they change color.
- Add in the bay leaf, green chili and garlic and cook for a minute till garlic is golden.
- Add in the onions, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes
- Add in the cashews, bell peppers, carrots, kale stems, any other veggies, and the spice blend. Mix and cook on low-medium, covered, for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the kale leaves, half the salt and mix well. Cover for another 2 minutes.
- Add in the drained rice, water and salt. give it a mix and cook covered. 2 whistles in the pressure cooker. (2 minutes once the pressure reaches).
- If cooking in a saucepan, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Garnish with pomegranate, cilantro and lemon juice.