This spiced rice is made out of left over plain white rice.
Sometimes you have left over plain rice and you don’t want make another Dal or vegetable to use left over rice. You don’t want to throw away perfectly good food either. That’s when comes the idea of making this Spiced rice or call it Vagharela bhat.
Let’s Vaghar the left over rice.
Two cups left over rice
Two tsp oil for tampering or vaghar
Half tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of crushed fenugreek seeds or methi seeds
Pinch of hing or asafetida
Couple of green peppers cut in small pieces
Half tsp turmeric powder
One tsp red chili powder
Half tsp salt or according to taste
Half tsp sugar
Few drops fresh lemon juice
One or two garlic cloves cut in small piecesh
Any spice you can use according to your taste
Let’s make Spiced rice
On medium heat ,place saucepan
Add oil. When oil start moving that’s when you know it’s ready.
Add mustard seeds
Add few fenugreek seeds
Add hing when seeds starts cracking
Add green peppers and garlic right after
Sauté for few seconds
Add turmeric powder for instant color.
Quickly add left over rice
Mix it well
Now add salt, sugar, red chili powder
Add few drops of lemon juice
Mix it all keeping heat low until rice looks all covered with spices and colorful.
Your spiced rice is ready to eat with your favorite flat bread or roti and yoghurt. Tastes good alone too.
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