Vegetable and Soya Chunks Rice for Toddlers
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Toddlers need a good amount of nutrition, but their pickiness can be a hassle! This Vegetable and Soya Chunks Rice is full of carbs, protein and vitamins!
  • ½ cup Rice
  • Handful of Soya Chunks
  • 1 small Carrot, roughly chopped into cubes
  • 1 small Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of Curry leaves
  • 4-5 French beans, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp. of Peanuts
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Garam masala (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp. of Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ cups hot water
  1. Soak the rice in enough water for 10-15 minutes. Rinse the rice thoroughly in water until the water runs clear of starch. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Wash the soya chunks and soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes. They will absorb water and swell.
  3. Squeeze out all the water and rinse the soya chunks again in clear water for 2-3 times. Squeeze out all the water and keep aside.
  4. In a pressure pan, heat oil on medium flame. Add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Once the seeds crackle add the curry leaves and peanuts. Stir fry for a while.
  5. Now add onions followed by turmeric powder and sauté for about a minute. Add the remaining vegetables and soaked soya chunks and stir fry them for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Now add the drained rice to the veggies and mix well. Season the rice with salt and garam masala.
  7. Add about 1 ½ cup hot water to the rice and give a quick stir. Once the water begins to boil, cover the pressure cooker with a lid and cook the rice for 1-2 whistles.
  8. Open the lid of the cooker, once the pressure has released. Fluff the rice with a fork taking care not to break the grains.
  9. Serve warm either by itself or with some curd or raita.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at