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Spicy Veggie Rice


Spicy Veggie Rice is simple to make, but still is very flavorful. This recipe is my spin on "Masale Bhat", a traditional recipe from the Indian state of Maharashtra. "Masale Bhat" literally means rice and vegetables cooked with spices. I am sure you will enjoy this recipe!




  1. Rinse the rice 2 to 3 times with cold water and drain. Set it aside.
  2. Pour the oil in the pot and let it heat for 15 to 20 seconds. The oil should be hot, but not smoking hot.
  3. After the oil heats up, put the turmeric powder into oil and add all the veggies in the pot.
  4. Next, add the rice in the pot. Toast the rice and veggies together for until rice is fragrant. The rice will be yellow in color because of the turmeric powder.
  5. Add cayenne pepper, salt, and garam masala powder to the rice. Combine the spices well with the rice and veggies.
  6. Next, add water to the pot and cover it with the lid. Let it cook until the veggies are tender and all the water has been absorbed by rice.
  7. Turn off the heat, and add the chopped cashews to the rice and remove the pot from the heat. Let it set for 5 minutes.
  8. Fluff the rice with a fork, adding and mixing the cashews into the rice.
  9. Garnish the rice with chopped cilantro and serve.

Spicy Veggie Rice

Spicy Veggie Rice