Coriander Vegetable Rice for Kids
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
A good lunchbox recipe is one that gives kids energy and helps them focus on studies without getting sleepy, like our coriander vegetable rice for kids!
  • ½ cup long grain rice
  • ½ cup chopped vegetables of your choice. (I have used green peas and carrots)
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • ½ inch ginger piece
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 black pepper corns
  • 1-2 clove
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash the rice thoroughly, drain and keep aside for 10 minutes. Roughly chop the ginger and garlic .
  2. In a grinder jar , pulse the coriander leaves, ginger and garlic to make a paste. Add 1-2 teaspoon water if needed.
  3. Heat a pressure cooker on a medium flame and melt ghee. Add the whole spices and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add onion and stir fry until it turns soft. Add vegetables and saute for another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Now add the the prepared green paste and saute well.
  6. At this stage add the turmeric powder and salt followed by rice. Stir fry everything well for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Lastly add 2 cups water , stir well. You can do a taste test at this point. Adjust the seasonings if desired.
  8. Cover the pressure cooker with a lid and cook for 2 whistles. Turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the lid, fluff the rice with a fork .
  9. Serve warm with salad and curd/ raita.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at