Cheesy Baked Rice with Vegetables Video by Tarla Dalal

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This cheesy baked rice is surely a big hit for parties. . Rice cooked in butter gives a very nice taste and aroma to this recipe. . Vegetables with rice and cheese baked to perfection is definately a filling meal.

  

Recipe Description for Cheesy Baked Rice With Vegetables

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time:  15 to 20 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)
Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients


For The Butter-rice Mixture
1 1/2 cups cooked rice (chawal)
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk
salt to taste

For The Vegetable Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 1/2 cups milk
salt to taste
1/2 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 1/2 cups boiled mixed vegetables
(french beans , carrot ,
cauliflower and green peas)
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

For The Topping
3 tbsp grated processed cheese

Method
For the butter-rice mixture

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the rice, milk and salt and cook on a medium flame for a minute.
  2. Mash the butter-rice mixture using a potato masher and cook on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes. Keep aside.

For the vegetable sauce

  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the plain flour, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  3. And the green chillies and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the vegetables and cheese, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 more minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, take a 150 mm. (6”) baking dish, put the prepared rice-butter mixture at the bottom of the dish and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.
  2. Pour the vegetable sauce on top and spread it evenly with the back of the spoon.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200oc (400°f) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  1. Before layering and baking, if the rice and the vegetable sauce is a little dry, add 2 tbsp of milk to it and mix well.