As a mother of kids who go to university, there is no other greater stress than what they will eat once they get home from a hard day of studying. With less time on their hands and small communal kitchens, cooking up complicated meals isn't easy. However, these days with so many ready prepared ingredients, cooking from scratch isn't as hard as it seems.
My daughter rose to the challenge accordingly and made this recipe using Veetee microwavable rice. It's a lot better than her heating up ready meals or getting takeaways as the rice only takes two minutes in the microwave. She sent me a picture of her food and I already pencilled it in for her to make it for the family once she got home!
The Veetee Heat & Eat range is great for students and adults alike and is available in plain and flavoured options. Although they are microwavable packs, these can be stir fried and you can adapt them to create a new recipe. My daughter said that she used Veetee microwavable basmati rice and then stirred it through the beetroot pulao mixture that she made. She also uses others in the range to cook various meals for herself. My husband has now learnt from her to make these rice dishes when I am not in.
Veetee sent me a hamper of their microwavable range Heat and Eat to try at home and become a part of the Veetee Bloggers Community. This rice post has been created in time for National Rice Week (19-25 Sep 2016).
You will need :-
- 2 packets Veetee microwavable basmati rice
- 1 packet of firm tofu
- 2 medium boiled beetroot grated
- 2 tsp. English Mustard paste
- 3-4 tbsp. oil
- 1 tbsp. whole spices (clove, green cardamom, black cardamom, whole black pepper, cinnamon and bay leaf)
- 1 tsp. Caraway seeds or Cumin seeds
- 1 big onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tsp. red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- salt to taste
- Fresh chopped coriander
Discard all the water from the tofu and cut into square pieces.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadai, add all the whole spices and caraway seeds.
Once they crackle, add finely chopped onion and saute until light pink.
Now add ginger-garlic paste, grated beetroot and drained cut tofu.
Mix gently, now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mustard paste and mix well.
Let the mixture cook for couple of minutes then add Veetee rice, salt and gently mix again.
Cook the rice for 2-3 minutes, once heated properly switch off the heat.
Serve hot with raita, roasted papad and salad.
Disclaimer - Thank you Veetee for sending me a hamper of goodies. I was not told or paid paid to write a positive review, all the thoughts and opinions are my own.
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