Thursday, 5 May 2011

Minced Quorn with Spicy Rice (Vegetarian Keema Matar Pilau)

This is my vegetarian version of  keema matar pilau, made using Quorn or veggie mince. It's a really quick, cheap and simple dish to make, and as it's very mild, it's ideal for all the family, even toddlers. 
  • 1½ cups Quorn/veggie mince
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 heaped tsp garam masala
  • 1½ cups of frozen peas or frozen mixed vegetables  
  • Basmati rice
  • ½ tsp turmeric 
Rinse the rice and cook for around 12 minutes (add the turmeric to the water, to colour and flavour the rice). Drain and place the lid on the pan to keep warm.
Meanwhile, heat 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large frying pan.
Fry the cumin seeds for a minute and then add the onion. Cook until until golden.
Add the veggie mince and peas (and/or other vegetables) and cook on a gentle heat for 5 minutes.
Add the rice and garam masala to the frying pan and stir well to combine the ingredients.

Alternatives: Add some drained, tinned chickpeas along with the vegetables for extra protein.
The mince and vegetable mixture (before the rice is added), also makes a nice wrap or pitta filling.

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  1. hello, came across your blog through bmb. i have been a veggie for 20 years, and the way i explain it is "i dont anything that poos" shuts peeps up!
    love your recipes on here :)


  2. Haha! I might just try that one out next time someone asks me what I eat! Not sure I'd change my blog title to that though ;-)


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