Monday, August 16, 2010

For you my Sis- Baked Cheesy Veggi Rice

There is not a single day when I don't talk to my little sis. Talking to her is like a daily routine. Even though she is almost 6 years younger, we are closely bonded and share our life experiences, laughter, madness, dreams, philosophy, gossip and so on. And, there are times, when we have these nonsensical conversations which do not make any sense at all, but which are, in my opinion, the best of them all - we forget all the worries and just laugh out loud about something arbitrary. That laughter, that fun makes my day pass in a jiffy.

There was a time when we hardly cared about each other, we were both so busy in our own worlds that we never knew the importance of each other. After my marriage, after shifting to Munich, the bond started growing, guess the distance was the reason...

While we were talking on the phone this weekend, we did discuss food and then she came up with this wonderful recipe (with a little bit of improvisation from my side!)





Ingredients

1 cup - brown rice, boiled with a cube of Maggi vegetable stock
1/3 cup - babycorn, boiled and chopped
1/3 cup - onion, chopped
1/2 cup - yellow and red pepper, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 inch piece - ginger, chopped
6 - low fat cheese slice
salt to taste
red chilli powder (optional)

1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp - olive oil

To be ground together in a coarse paste


2 - tomato medium size
1 - green chilli (adjust according to your taste)

Method

  1. Saute the onions, peppers, babycorn, garlic and ginger in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Keep aside.
  2. In another pan, saute the paste in 1/2 tsp of oil for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked vegetables to the paste and cook further for a couple of minutes. Add the salt and cook again for a minute.
  4. Add the boiled rice to the paste and mix well.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C.
  6. In a baking dish, add the rice and top it with a cheese slice. Repeat twice with cheese slice on the top. 
  7. Place the dish in the center of the preheated oven and bake until the cheese is slightly brown. 
  8. Serve hot.

We loved this cheesy vegetable rice and had it with some salad and strawberry juice, which made a complete satisfying meal.


Enjoy!

65 comments:

  1. Cheese n rice sounds so wonderful...would lov to taste thsee,yummy click...

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  2. I love this one especially with vege and cheese, looks so yummy.
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  3. thanks a ton, my dear sis for dedicating thz to me. Although i m lil less fond of rice, but still i liked thz recipe. wud def try d improvised version. nice clicks as usual...

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  4. Love all that cheese on top! Yum!

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  5. cheese n rice... yummy....cant resist...

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  6. Thats really innovative.. Its a real treat!! Really distance makes relationship stronger.. I share a similar bond with my elder sis!

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  7. Wow... that was lovely... i dont have any sis or bro... but like ur relationship with ur sister and wanna have a one like that....

    thanks for sharing...

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  8. ok..it is just WOW...u make me soooooooooooo hungry!!!

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  9. Rice looks really delicious n tempting ...love the ingredients used in it ...must try this ...u r right dear when we r togather we don't know the value of each other or can say don't have time for each other ,but when we r apart then specially after marriage only we know the value n the bonding ...the same thing happens to me too ..god is so sweet ,he give us so many relations to share n to leave with ..
    Happy independence day

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  10. une sublime recette, j'adore
    bonne journée

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  11. Hmmm....love the melted cheese on top...looks super yummy

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  12. Beautiful click!!! rice looks so cheesy and yummy!!! Same about sibling bond here...!!!

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  13. Lovely improvisation Rachana... Love all the cheese on top. Nice one!:)

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  14. Cheese and rice looks delicious. I like the bubbly cheese.

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  15. Love the cheesy vegetable rice.Looks yum.
    It's always fun to enjoy converstions with siblings.

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  16. Very interesting recipe and great combo, looks yum...

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  17. Sounds wonderful combo..looks yum.

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  18. Sounds wonderful and unique

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  19. wow just by the look of it I can say it must have tasted delicious

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  20. Long time hopped on your blog...this is absolute yumm..so comforting....

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  21. Wow.. cheese and rice!!! yummy :)

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  22. And your post reminds me of my elder sis who i miss badly now :) I really know the bond we share when we are far away.

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  23. this looks so good!! i do a rice and cheese thing where I mix shredded cheese into the rice and bake..

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  24. Wow!! so cheesy n tempting..lovely recipe, book marking it :)

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  25. I always wanted to have sisters...but God blessed me with two brothers. I love the way sisters share everything from secrets to wardrobes. you are a lucky girl to have found your best friend in her. May gos bless you two with many more such joyful times.
    the cheesy rcie looks awesome. would love to try this type of rice...loks droolworthy.

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  26. OMG this cheesy rice makes my mouth droolllllllll, yummyyy post!!!

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  27. Your post made me miss my siblings. Your cheese rice made me want to invite you over for dinner. :0

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  28. this looks super delicious! yummm... bookmarked!

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  29. Oh wow, cheesy goodness in a bowl! I have a very similar recipe to this with black beans and sour cream as well. Looks awesome!

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  30. oh my, that looks so yum!! how nice to have a sister to talk to.. i wish i have one too..:)

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  31. looks so lovely... cheesy and yummy!

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  32. Cheese in the rice sounds innovative and inviting. .....looks yummy!

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  33. Purfect fr my jr...since he loves everything cheesy...

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  34. Aww...I miss having a sister. I do have a younger brother who is 6 years younger to me and we are close, but a sister is a sister right.
    Now this rice with cheese sounds delicious!

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  35. Sounds wonderful and yummy!

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  36. I can understand how u really miss ur sis. Hey this is truely wonderful recipe looks so so delicious too.,

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  37. You are right dear...Distance sometimes brings out the best in relationships..I have a younger sis Tanu who shifted to mumbai last year. And we also share the same bond like you are talking about.
    I'm loving your cheesy and tempting dish...
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  38. This cheesy rice is looking super yummy!

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  39. Wowww wat a fabulous looking dish..very tempting, can understand how u miss ur sis:)..

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  40. It's always nice to have sisters...so much to share and care about. Your lovely sharing time with your sis can be seen in this recipe. The dish looks great and the cheese topping...what to say...
    :)

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  41. Lovely to have such a relationship with your little sister. I only have a brother, I don't know what it is like to have a sister...I should ask him!!!! hehehehe

    and good recipe, it looks like real comfort food to me :-)

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  42. loved this cheesy rice, drooling over it

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  43. Im swooning here!!! Just fantastic.

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  44. Gorgeous pic and dish compliments with the yellow and orange in the napkin. oh i am missing my sis now.

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  45. Its so nice to know about your relationship with your sister… makes me wish I had one!

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  46. Love the cheese and rice....yummy!!

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  47. ahh..just awesome...this is really a nice twist to a regular masala rice..I can totally relate to your post today..even I have a younger sis and we talk everyday..

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  48. Looks so inviting..could finish the whole bowl dear..

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  49. Je passe aussi beaucoup de temps à parler avec mes sœurs, de nous, de la vie et de cuisine.
    Un plat qui semble délicieux.
    Je note.
    See soon.

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  50. Great recipe! Sounds really interesting.

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  51. Awesome.. looks cheesy good. Very interesting.

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  52. Looks absolutely fabulous and a wholesome meal or rather a good one pot meal.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  53. Lovely recipe. Looks delicious, yummy and tempting.

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  54. Nice click! I love cheese baked rice!

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  55. Cheese and rice huh! What a combo..Glad to see you back rach. U were on a brk and then I was on a brk and then I came back to see you were on a second break :)

    Let's welcome each other back and do send some baked goodies for the event..okie doks?

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  56. i love my sisters tooo..they r my best friends..and i know they always cook my fav dishes for me whenever i visit them!! having older sisters is soo much fun..

    the dish sounds great and the pics make me hungry like crazy

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    xoxo

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  57. Oh my grandkids are going to love this cheesy rice, thanks so much for helping with my finicky little eaters.

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  58. That is the kind of homey, cheesy, moist and delicious rice dish I would go for and eats gobs of! Great inspiration from your sis!

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  59. Beautiful baked cheese rice. Love the colour. Looks very delicious.....mmmm

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  60. Wow...what a fusion dish!
    That melting cheese is so tempting!
    Cheers

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  61. wow this sounds really delicious and even comforting!!! I love the mexi fusion-ness of it! :)

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  62. Wow, your blog is fabulous. Glad I found it. I am going to try out your recipes for sure :-) I am a follower. Hope you can stop by My Dream Canvas.

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