Vegetable Rice | Quick & Few Ingredients

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Ever been in a situation where you are stuck at home, too lazy to leave your house, and hungry but only have 3-4 items in your kitchen shelf that you have no idea what to do with? Or perhaps you want to save up on some food but still enjoy a nice meal? We are here to help you out. We’ll show you how to prepare a minimal ingredient Vegetarian rice (with minimal effort too!)

But what does one mean by minimal ingredients? Could it mean plain rice? Omelet? Just bread? Or maybe even milk? That is up to you. Although these contain one to two components, they are single ingredient-based food. In this recipe, we will show you how you can make a complete, homecooked, delicious, and steamy vegetable rice that only requires four ingredients: rice, canned veggies, black pepper powder, and salt. These provide enough nutrients for a healthy meal and gives your body the strength to take on the day.

You may also add your desired ingredient to your liking to suit your taste buds. 

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Minimal Ingredient – Vegetable Rice Recipe

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2+1/2 cup Water

  • 1 cup Rice

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder

  • 1 can Mix vegetables (398ml)


  • Into a heating pot, add water 2+1/2 cups, rice 1 cup and let it boil for about 5 minutes with the lid on.
  • Open the lid and give the rice a good stir.
  • Add salt 1 tsp, black pepper powder 1/4 tsp and turn the heat to medium-low and give it a quick stir.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and let it cook for about 6-7 minutes.
  • Open the lid and add the vegetables into the cooking rice and mix everything well.
  • Close with lid and let the rice cook properly for about 5-7 minutes.
  • The Vegetables rice is ready to serve. Serve them warm with salad, sauce or any side.

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  • Adjust salt according to your taste and diet requirement.
  • This recipe can be prepared with any other vegetable of your choice as well.

Nutrition Facts

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2 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.5g 3%
    • Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
  • Sodium 880mg 37%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 429mg 13%
  • Total Carbohydrate 94.4g 32%
    • Dietary Fiber 7.5g 30%
    • Sugars 8.8g
  • Protein 12.8g 26%
  • Calcium 11%
  • Iron 33%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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