Healthy Brown Rice and Vegetable Bake

I had participated in a Chef competition hosted by Burgundy Box and judged by Masterchef Ajay Chopra. The complete write up can be read here. Below is the recipe for the dish I whipped up for the event.

Brown rice n vegetable bake

Healthy Brown Rice n Vegetable Bake

Serves – 2 Preparation time – 15minutes Cooking Time – 25minutes

Ingredients
Brown Rice – ¾ cup, raw
Cottage Cheese / Paneer – ½ cup, crushed
Cooked Lima Beans – 1/3 cup
Chopped Garlic – 1.5 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon
Milk – 1/4th cup + 1/4th cup
Baby corn – ½ cup, diced
Mixed Colored Peppers – ½ cup, diced
Broccoli – 1/4th cup, diced
Sundried Tomatoes – 1 tablespoon, diced
Italian Tomato Sauce – 3 tablespoons
Thyme – ½ teaspoon
Oregano – ½ teaspoon
Chilli Flakes – ½ teaspoon
Salt – as per taste
Cooking Oil – as required

Method
Step 1 – Wash and soak brown rice for 10 minutes.
Step 2 – Boil enough water and cook the brown rice in it. Drain and keep aside.
Step 3 – Blend cottage cheese/paneer with 1.5 teaspoon garlic and 1/4th cup milk to make healthy white sauce.
Step 4 – Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a wide pan and sauté remaining garlic for a minute. Add the thyme and salt and toss the brown rice in it.
Step 5 – Remove rice in a bowl and mix the white sauce in it. Lightly mix the remaining milk with the rice and put it in a baking dish
Step 6 – Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the rice.
Step 7 – Heat another pan and add 2 teaspoons oil in it. Sauté the vegetables in the order they appear on the ingredient list. Season the vegetables with chilli flakes, oregano and salt.
Step 8 – Layer the lima beans and vegetables over the tomato sauce. Cover the dish and bake @200C for 10minutes.

Serve hot with a salad.

Till then, Love Being a Mommy!

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