As an Arab American married to a Pakistani American, rice runs deep within our families. Many dishes consist of making a source of protein and serving it over rice.
I love me some rice but I also love me some vegetables. Adding vegetables to rice increases its nutrient density by providing added fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
This recipe is incredibly easy and adds about 5 minutes to regular rice. I just use the frozen veggie mix that includes peas, corn, carrots, and green beans. I typically use jasmine or basmati rice and the recipe is the same for both of them.
I used to fear making rice because I felt like it was too finicky but this recipe is quite fool proof. Leaving the rice covered with a towel at the end allows it to finish all necessary cooking without too much heat.
The recipe makes four servings.
Sahtain all! I hope you guys and gals like it!
PS. Topping with toasted pine nuts takes this dish to another level!