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Recipe: Brown Rice and Sprouts Pulao

By Smruti Shah
January 23, 2015 14:29 IST
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When two seemingly boring ingredients -- brown rice and moong sprouts -- are spiced with veggies, the end result is surprisingly amazing, says food blogger Smruti Shah!

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Here's the recipe for Brown Rice and Sprouts Pulao...

Brown Rice and Sprouts Pulao


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 cup moong sprouts
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (I used corn, carrots, peas, cabbage, orange cauliflower and broccoli )
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper (capsicum) finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • For garnish
  • Pepper
  • Lime juice


  • Wash and cook brown rice in 3 and 1/2 cup water and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook them till they are done else the pulao will become mushy.
  • Cool the rice thoroughly before you proceed further.
  • Sprout moong beans as shown in the picture above.
  • Heat two cups of water in the microwave and add the sprouted moong to it.
  • Keep it in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes so that it becomes soft.
  • Blanch the vegetables except onion, pepper and cabbage separately in warm water and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and add the dry red chilli.
  • Add onion and green pepper and saute till soft.
  • Add corn and peas and mix well.
  • Add carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and mix well.
  • Drain and add moong sprouts and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add cabbage last and mix well.
  • Let everything cook for a couple of minutes and then add the cooked rice.
  • Lightly mix the rice ensuring that the grains do not break.
  • Turn down the flame, adjust salt pepper and add lime juice.
  • Your Brown Rice and Sprouts Pulao is ready!
  • Serve hot with a bowl of greek yogurt, kadhi or garlic raita.

Photo: Smruti Shah


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