On a weekend we had a heavy brunch and were not in a mood to eat an elaborate lunch  I was not in a mood to cook an elaborate meal. So I decided to make a one pot meal leaving me time for some errands. So cooked up this Nut filled Rice which we all relished. Most importantly the little one who can't eat even a little spice took a second serving leaving me totally in awe! A simple fried rice with the addition of nuts gets transformed into a fantastic lunch !!

Mixed Vegetable And Nuts Rice

Ingredients - 

Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups
Onions chopped 1/4 cup
Carrots cubed 1/2 cup
Peas 2  Tbsp
Edamame 1/4 cup
Raisins handful
Almonds chopped 7-8
Walnuts chopped 7-8
Cashews chopped 7-8
Peanuts 7-8
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsp
Sunflower Seeds 2 Tbsp
Pine nuts 1 Tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Shajira 1/4 tsp, Cloves  3-4, Cinnamon 1 inch, Star Anise 2 petals, Cardamom 2 pods, Bay Leaf 1 )
Coriander leaves for garnish

Mixed Vegetable And Nuts Rice

Method Of Preparation -

Soak Basmati Rice in about 3-4 cups of water for about 20 min or so.

Meanwhile, in a  heated wok/kadai/sauce pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the shajira is brown enough, add ginger-garlic paste and onions and saute until the onions are golden brown in color.

Add all the nuts, raisins and seeds except the pine nuts and sunflower seeds. Saute them until they all get a golden hue.

Add the peas, carrots and edamame and fry for about 2 min.

Drain the Basmati Rice and fry along with the rest of the vegetables for a couple of minutes.

Now is the time to cook the rice. Use either the stove top method to cook the contents or If you are like me, transfer the contents to a rice cooker and add 3 1/2 cups of water and let the rice cooker do the job!

After the rice is cooked, transfer it into a serving bowl, and garnish with sunflower seeds and pine nuts. Optionally add coriander leaves!

Preparation Time 45 min 
Serves 3-4 Adults


  1. Love the addition of pine nuts

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. lovely rice and spicy too.loving the rice.....

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. it surely is a yummy lunch with all the nuts...looks delish!

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Thats a delectable and truly nutty rice, inviting..

  8. delicious and droolworthy recipe.

  9. Shanavi Says:
  10. I've always loved rice..Always a big yes to nuts also...Very very healthy..good for kids

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. YUMMY looking rice -

  13. very healthy andrich rice

  14. divya Says:
  15. Omg, rice makes me hungry..Soo tempting!

  16. Unknown Says:
  17. nice and rich

  18. Jayashree Says:
  19. The addition of nuts is nice....

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. Ohh many nuts in the rice very healthy recipe..

  22. Usha Says:
  23. Very healthy rice recipe!

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