Ingredients:

brown rice       1 cup
onion               1 (large)
vegetables      (carrot, beans, cauliflower and green peas)     1/2 cup
ginger/garlic paste 1 teaspoon
green chilly              1 – 2
mint leaves              one fistful
oil + ghee                1 + 1 tablespoon
coriander leaves    1 tablespoon (finely chopped)
water                        2 cups
cloves                       3
cinnamon / patta    1 inch piece
elaichi / cardamom 1
salt                              to taste

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How to make Brown Rice Pulao

. In a pan, boil water.  Mean while, wash and clean brown rice.  When water starts boiling, turn off the stove and add the water to the rice, keep it aside for 30 – 40 minutes.  After 30 minutes, drain the rice and keep it aside.
. Mean while, chop all the vegetables, onion, slit green chillies and keep it aside.
. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker.
. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and cinnamon and saute for few seconds.
. Now add the sliced onions to it and saute till onion turns light brownish in color.
. Now add ginger garlic paste and slit green chillies and saute till the raw smell goes off.
. Next add pudina and saute well.  Then add chopped vegetables, a little salt and mix well.
. Now add 2 cups of water, salt and let it start boiling.
. Then reduce the flame and add rice to it, mix well.
. Cover the pressure cooker, keep the flame in high and wait till the steam starts coming out.
. Then reduce the flame, put on the whistle and pressure cook for  15 – 18  minutes or for 3 whistles.  Then turn off the flame.
. Wait till the pressure subsides.  Then open the cooker, fluff the rice with a fork.
. Brown rice pulao is ready.  Serve it with raita.

Enjoy!
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