I love Basmati rice and vegetables! I am quite picky if it is sticky! Actually, who isn’t picky about sticky rice. I like fluffy rice that looks like a cloud and is quick and easy to prepare! I have been searching for the perfect brand of rice!
Well, I have found that perfect brand of rice! Royal International is a wonderful brand that makes a gluten-free, non GMO, and vegan Basmati rice. The rice is harvested from an area at the foothills of the Himalayas by local Indian farmers who use pure mountain spring water and fertile soil to grow the rice! The process of rice making and attention to detail doesn’t stop here! After the rice is harvested, it’s placed in temperature controlled silos for no less than 12 months! This amazing combination produces the fluffiest tasting rice I have ever eaten! I can see why this is the number 1 selling Basmati Rice in America!
The Royal International brand makes quality products such as gluten-free jasmine and arborio rice. They also make tea and various types of Masala sauces. If you need any recipe ideas, they have quite a few recipes on their website that are delicious. There is a breakfast rice cereal with cinnamon and raisins, that is on my list to make this week! We had 2 feet of snow over the weekend, this will be a perfect breakfast!
I wanted to create a simple recipe which showcases this delicious rice that is so easy to prepare. I decided to make a coconut curry rice and vegetable dish which was ready in about 30 minutes. I used a light coconut milk that is gluten-free. The vegetables can be changed to please your family. I am lucky because my family loves vegetables. I used broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, and snow peas! Feel free to add or change vegetables to please your family. Cauliflower and peppers would be wonderful additions. Depending on how much heat you like in your curry, its best to start with less and then add to the dish if you need more heat.
When I prepared the Basmati Rice, I used lite coconut milk and water to cook the rice what was delicious even before adding any sauce! I could have just had the Basmati Rice,it was that tasty! It is always best to soak basmati rice in water for about 15 minutes to remove any extra starch. So while the rice soaks, I prep my veggies!
Once the Basmati rice has finished soaking. I prepare it in a pot according to the directions, just substitute some lite coconut milk for some of the water. Then I saute my veggies and in no time, a delicious meal is ready! My sons are carnivores! So the test is always their opinions on any meal I make with no meat addition! Not only did they love this meal, they devoured it and said they could eat this one everyday!
I truly hope you enjoy preparing this dish as much as I do! I also hope you take a meander down the rice aisle at your grocery store and purchase Royal International Basmati Rice! If you are not sure the store location near you who sells this rice, check the Royal International website for store locations!
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*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
- 1 cup Royal Basmati Rice
- 13.5 oz can of light coconut milk
- ¾ cup water
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 stalks green onion,chopped
- 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 cup zucchini, diced
- ½ cup carrots, julienned into 2 in. matchsticks
- ½ cup diced celery
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- ½ -1 tsp ground red chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup snow peas
- ½ cup chopped cilantro, garnish optional
- In a medium bowl, soak the Royal Basmati Rice for at least 15 minutes. While rice is soaking prepare the vegetables as instructed above. Once vegetables are prepared and the rice is soaked, drain the rice of the water and rinse to remove any extra starch.
- In a medium saucepan, add the Basmati Rice, 1 cup of the light coconut milk, and ¾ cup of water. Place saucepan, uncovered over high heat, bring to a boil, stir occasionally. Let liquid reduce slightly below rice level, reduce heat and cover pan with lid. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
- While rice is cooking, in a saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil. Add the minced garlic, grated ginger, chopped green onions, chopped broccoli, diced zucchini, julienne carrots, celery and mushrooms. Saute till soft, about 5 minutes.
- To the saucepan,add the remaining light coconut milk from the can, vegetable stock, ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for about 8 minutes. Then add in the snow peas and continue to simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Check the veggies for desired tenderness.
- Recheck your seasonings and adjust if needed. Adjust seasonings as necessary. Some may like more chili powder. Serve immediately and add chopped cilantro as a garnish.