Green peas-shahi red rice pulao

Green peas Shahi red rice


Green peas pulao is a simplest one pot meal. Delicious pulao with very less ingredients without chillies. It is just peas blended with the spice of shahi jeera, clove and red rice used to make it fibrous and nutritious.

Red rice that has not been through the process of grinding or flaking skin completely so the layer of skin that surrounds the grain still exists. This is the layer which is rich in nutrients and fiber.

Green peas are rich source of antioxidants and add fresh flavour and hearty texture to the dishes.

This rice can be enjoyed far breakfast or for lunch with goes very well with gravies.

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins (excluding cooking time of rice)

  • Red rice-1cup
  • Frozen peas- 1cup
  • Shahi jeera/caraway seeds-2tsp
  • Clove-3-4
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Olive oil butter-2tbsp
  • Salt-as per taste


  • Wash and soak red rice for 20-30mins. drain
  • Boil enough water (about 4-5cups) in a saucepan add drained rice and cook for 12-15mins.
  • Once cooked drain and let it cool completely.

For cumin pulao:

  • Heat butter in a pan add cumin seeds as it splutters add clove, bay leaf saute for few seconds.
  • Add peas , salt and saute until the peasย  are well cooked.
  • Then add cooked rice and mix well.

Serve hot with dal makhni/ any gravy.


  • Can replace shahi jeera with regular cumin seeds..
  • You can use white rice/any rice instead of red rice.
  • The red rice which I used took 13-15mins to cook after soaking but the time varies on the type of rice used

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 20, 2014, in Indian, Main dish and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. This looks so yummy! I cannot wait to try it out. Thanks so much for all your hard work!


  2. MyKabulKitchen

    What a beautiful presentation, love the colors and flavors ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Never tried red rice ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I love red rice, love this dish. Rice and peas are such a great combination.


  5. Red rice, I used to get it when I was in Bangalore. I used to face difficulty cooking in pressure cooker while I was running for office. This method like how we used to do normally looks fantastic, I wonder how did I miss this concept ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks for reminding me the traditional way of cooking rice Chitra ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Ya there are 2-3 kind of red rice one kind which I previously used took bit longer time to cook than thus one so it depends on the type of rice as well but I felt red rice tastes delicious than brown rice. …thanx a bunch Malar. ..wait to hear from you….


  6. I will be looking out for this red rice in my next grocery shopping !!


  7. Pulao with Red rice…!New to me!Looks nice!


  8. Never used red rice.. Introduce lot of new recipe


  9. Oh yes.. my nani use to make the red rice and it use to be so delicious..

    Not sure if I will get them here ..will have to check…
    And hey you say serve it with dal makhni..where is that…he he he he


  10. wow…..the plate looks great……one plate for me plzzzzzzzzz. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  11. Wow, beautiful display and looks yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Wow..just loved it โค


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