Fresh herbs vegetable rice

Fresh herbs veg rice


This herbed vegetable rice entree is a one-pot-wonder, including the carbohydrates, vegetables, and protein with the flavours of fresh herbs for a complete meal.

Health benefits:

Fresh basil is a good source of vitamin A (called pro-vitamin A) and helps protect against free-radical damage. It’s also a good source of magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and vitamin C. Basil has anti-inflammatory effects and promotes cardiovascular health. Basil leaves are tastiest (and healthiest)

Sage is an outstanding memory enhancer. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Sage has dietary fiber, vitamin A (carotenoid), calcium, and iron. Sage can be found fresh, dried, or ground and is a great addition to stuffing’s and warmer dishes.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 30 minutes (including the cooking time of rice)
Cooking time: 30 minutes (Potato takes longer to cook)


  • Brown rice-2 cups
  • Water/vegetable broth-4cups
  • Olive oil-2tsp
  • Chopped Onion-1small
  • Chopped Carrots-1/2cup
  • Chopped Beans-1/2cup
  • Frozen Peas-1/2cup
  • Baby Potatoes (halved)-6-8
  • Chopped Basil- a handful
  • Chopped Sage-a handful
  • Diced Jalapeno pepper-1small
  • Sea Salt-to taste
  • Garlic powder-1tsp
  • Paprika-1/2tsp


  • Chopped herbs


To cook rice:

  • Wash, rinse brown rice and soak for 30 minutes. After soaking time drain.
  • Now bring water/vegetable broth to boil in a saucepan add soaked- drained rice and cook on a medium-high flame for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked.

For vegetable rice:

  • Heat oil in the pan; Add garlic, onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add carrot, potato, beans and sauté for 8-10 minutes/ until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • Now add peas, jalapeno pepper, sage, basil and sauté for 4-5 minutes/ until the flavour of greens blended in.
  • Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, paprika, cooked brown rice and sauté a final 5 minutes and turn the heat off.

Garnish with herbs and Serve with any curry/side dish.


  • Alternatively white rice/bulgur or any rice can be used.
  • Spices, herbs and vegetables can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Chilli can be used in place of Jalapeno peppers
  • If Potatoes are not used then the cooking time will reduce between 15 to 20 minutes

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 December 21, 2014, in Indian, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  2. Chitra this is delicious, reminds me a little of Thai Basil rice which I love. Wonderful combination of vegetables and herbs.


  3. Happy holidays Chitra, your presentations are spectacular. I appreciate your health tips. 🙂


  4. Looks really tempting – I love one pot dishes!


  5. I love one pot meals. The flavour that herbs lend food is amazing,na?

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  6. Thanks Angel for your time to visit me…Loved reading about it again and again…The meeting will remain in memory forever…


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