Cheezy peas brown rice

You don’t see me writing about many rice recipes since I try to use quinoa as much as I can. I came across this recipe for peas pulao/pilaf which had loads of milk and butter and white rice. I have tried to make it as healthy as I can


  • Cooked brown rice-1 cup
  • Shallots-3-lengthwise chopped
  • Green peas-thawed-1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds-1 tbsp
  • Clove-2, cinnamon-1 small stick, 1 cardamom and 1 bay leaf
  • Cashews-5-broken into bits
  • Green chilli-1
  • Light coconut milk-2 Tbsp (optional)
  • Tofutti cheese slice-1/4 (optional)
  • Mint and Coriander leaves-10 each-finely chopped(optional)
  • 2 tsp oil


  • In a pan, add 2 tsp oil, add clove, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf and mustard seeds. Once they pop, add shallots, cashews, green chilli in and toss until shallots turn translucent.
  • Toss in the green peas, salt and add coconut milk until peas are cooked and add the rice in. Add extra salt. Mix them all well and serve with cheese bits on top.
  • You could add coriander and mint (add them in with green peas if you are planning to use them)


Chickpea Peanut ‘Patty’

I had few left over chickpeas (1/4 cup approx.) and 1 potato. Made this awesome ‘patty’

In a high speed food processor, add cooked chickpeas (1/4 cup), unsalted roasted peanuts (1/4 cup), a piece of ginger until they come together. Transfer it to a bowl, add one potato and mix them all well. Use your hands-:) You would appreciate the taste later on. Add in some salt, chili powder, fennel seed powder (ask for saunf powder in Indian grocery). Shape them as patties and dust them with either bread crumbs/multi-grain crumbs and pan fry them 🙂 Top with some cheese (optional)

2 thoughts on “Cheezy peas brown rice

    • Yeah.. It is a good combo 🙂 Patties turned out very well. Cutlets are more flavorful right. This had a subtle taste 🙂

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