Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tasty Bite. All opinions are 100% mine.
Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao : An extremely delicious, easy and famous pulao from Indian cuisine. The flavors are mild and it can be served as is or with any side of veggies, curries or yogurt. Cashew-Peas-Brown-Rice-Pulao

Hello Everyone, hope you had a great weekend! After a long time, it had been absolutely gorgeous and sunny in California, which meant only one thing – Being completely outdoors!! Surrounded by tons of beaches, mountains and beautiful trails nearby, it was absolutely lush green and sunny everywhere. With all that natural beauty around, we ended up having an impromptu picnic with friends and I made this delicious and absolutely famous Indian recipe of ‘Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao’. It’s fragrant, flavorful and so easy to make that you’d actually wonder why you haven’t tried it till now 🙂
The other fun thing that happened was discovering – Tasty Bite which are easy to prepare meals that include a range of Thai, Indian, and Asian products made with clean ingredients without compromising on taste – And guess who is thrilled …. Of Course Moi 😉

tastybite3I found them while I was picking up rice for the recipe of ‘Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao’ for the picnic. They were located in my local grocer’s International food aisle and these cute ‘yellow pouches’ were absolutely calling my name….I mean look at all the choices ‘Chana Masala / Kashmir Spinach / Bombay Potatoes /’ and much more….who could resist all those delicious flavors and above all they are ready in 1 Minute !!!! Seriously, what else do I want from life (hehehhe, actually a lot of things but for now, I’m stoked to have found this). As it was already late and we had not yet had dinner, I actually used the first one – Kashmir Paneer tastybite-kashmir-paneer

tastybite-instructionsAs the label said, it was absolutely easy to make it. I just snipped open the top and placed the pouch in the microwave for a minute. That’s it, our dinner was ready and it took me a minute !!! We actually ate it with some leftover rotis (Indian flatbread) from the afternoon along with fresh yogurt and a simple salad. If you’ve never tasted Kashmir or Kashmiri food (cuisine from the region of Kashmir in India), it’s supposed to be extremely aromatic because of use of spices as Kashmir is comparatively a colder place and eating a lot of spices keeps the body naturally warm. Hence, the Kashmir Paneer tastes absolutely delicious and lush with small paneer (Indian cottage cheese) pieces in it. tastybite-kashmir-paneerAnd guess what, instead of just the ‘Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao’, I’m also taking this Kashmir Paneer (5 pouches to serve 11 of us) which I’ve decorated with some fresh cream on top. We actually loved the combination of this particular pulao with this and hence wanted everyone to taste it too. After all, whenever you come across good products, you definitely share them with friends and family. Also, Tasty Bite products are vegetarian, GMO-free and made with nothing artificial.
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Now, coming back to our pulao recipe, it’s so easy to make and you can actually prepare it two ways – One: Using a pressure cooker and Second: using cooked rice and skillet. Whichever, way you try, it comes out delicious and I’ve been making it these 2 ways for last 3-4yrs. If you ask me the difference between the two styles, I would say it’s all about convenience and a little bit of intensity of flavor.easy-indian-pulao-recipe-vegetarianIn the pressure cooker method, the rice is sauteed along with peas, spices and I’m using vegetable stock (which you can replace with water) to cook it. Hence, definitely, this method is slightly longer…about 5-6 minutes but it’s more flavorful as everything is cooked together and the flavors are mixed and absorbed perfectly.

In the skillet method, since the rice is already cooked, all you have to do is saute the peas and spices with little stock (read above) and mix in rice. Then let is simmer for a while and the pulao is ready much more quickly because of cooked rice. The flavors are great here too but they are not that intense.

Hence, I say, depending on convenience and availability, this ‘Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao’ can be made. Also, you can replace brown rice with any other rice or grain of choice.
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So, here’s the final picture of the two delicious dishes together before everything gets packed and we are off to picnic with friends in the mountains. Go ahead and give ‘Tasty Bite’ a try as soon as you can and they have lots of options available from Thai, Indian, and Asian products.

Hope you have a great week ahead and come back for another delicious recipe this Wednesday.
Until then ~ XoXo

Yields 4 People

Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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4.4 based on 7 review(s)

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Ingredients

2 Cup Basmati Brown Rice - washed (If using pressure cooker method)?or ?2 Cups Cooked Basmati Brown Rice (if using skillet method)

1 Cup Peas - frozen or fresh

1/4 Cup Cashews - whole or broken as per choice

3 Cups Vegetable Stock - you may use water too (This is only needed if making in pressure cooker)

1/2 Cup Vegetable Stock - you may use water too (This is only needed if making in skillet)

4 Tbsp Olive Oil

Spices:

1/8 Tsp Turmeric

1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

4 Cloves

4 Cardamom

1 Bay Leaf

1 Tsp Garam Masala

Salt - s per taste

Instructions

    Pressure Cooker Method:
  1. Heat oil in the pressure cooker.
  2. Add all the spices except garam masala and saute.
  3. Now add peas and saute for 1 minute on medium low flame.
  4. Add the cashews and saute for 1/2 minute.
  5. Finally, add the rice, garam masala and saute everything.
  6. Keep the pressure cooker lid over it for 2 minutes on low heat (let it cook).
  7. Saute after 2 minutes and add vegetable stock.
  8. Saute and close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  9. Turn on the flame to high and cook till 3 whistles (takes about 3 minutes)
  10. Turn off the flame after 3 whistles and let the pressure cooker cool.
  11. Open the pressure cooker and fluff the pulao using a fork.
  12. Transfer to Serving Dish and Serve Fresh.
  13. Skillet Method:
  14. Heat oil in the skillet.
  15. Add all the spices except garam masala and saute.
  16. Now add peas and saute for 2 minute on medium low flame.
  17. Add the cashews, vegetable stock and saute for 1/2 minute.
  18. Finally, add the cooked rice, garam masala and saute everything.
  19. Let this cook on medium flames for 2 minutes.
  20. Saute one more time and turn off the flames.
  21. Transfer to Serving Dish and Serve Fresh.
Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Rice, Brunch
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Calories
230 cal
Fat
19 g
Carbs
15 g
Protein
5 g


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28 Replies to "Quick Cashew and Peas Brown Rice Pulao"

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy May 1, 2017 (3:57 pm)
    I'll keep an eye out for these in the super market next time! Sounds super delicious and lately, I'm looking for a lot of instant fixes for busy weeknights!
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      Molly Kumar May 1, 2017 (5:30 pm)
      Thanks Tina !!! They are definitely helpful on busy days or when you dont wanna make anything but still wanna eat delicious meal :)
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    Pam May 1, 2017 (7:53 pm)
    This sounds really good. I have never had pulao before but I like all of the ingredients.
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      Molly Kumar May 3, 2017 (6:14 am)
      Thanks Pam. Pulao is very similar to a risotto and very very easy to make.
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    Amanda May 1, 2017 (8:47 pm)
    This sounds like a delicious side dish for any meal. I will definitely be giving this a try. The peas add just the right amount of color.
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    Christine May 2, 2017 (2:00 am)
    YUM! This would be an excellent side dish. I've never thought to make this, so I'm excited to try something new!
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    Adriana Lopez Martn May 2, 2017 (4:53 am)
    What a great combination I love Indian food and this rice I bet is aromatic and so tasty not to mention the kashmir spinach both amazing dishes =)
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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie May 2, 2017 (11:46 am)
    I definitely need to find these at the store. I've been hunting for new weeknight meals that arn't the same of chicken and veggies or pasta.
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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen May 2, 2017 (12:47 pm)
    I love a quick tasty side. I've never heard of or tried pulao before, it sounds like a versatile and flavorful dish.
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    Veena Azmanov May 2, 2017 (1:57 pm)
    Oh this look so pretty Molly.. I love the color of turmeric and makes the green peas really pop.. We use to eat a lot of brown rice before - need to get back to it again.. Can't wait to try this
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    ManilaSpoon May 2, 2017 (2:16 pm)
    I love rice after all in the Philippines we eat it 3x a time. I don't do that so much here in the US but I certainly enjoy a bowl once in a while and this lovely pulao is certainly right up my alley!
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    Amy May 2, 2017 (2:57 pm)
    I've never heard of this product but it looks like a lifesaver! Or at least a sanity saver. This dinner looks really tasty!
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      Molly Kumar May 3, 2017 (5:30 am)
      Thanks Amy, it has so many options and definitely a life n time saver :)
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    Jodi @ Create Kids Club May 2, 2017 (4:41 pm)
    I have purchases some of these at Costco and love them! I like how you added more to them to make it a complete meal!
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      Molly Kumar May 3, 2017 (9:04 pm)
      Thanks Jodi and glad you love them like us :)
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    Daniela Anderson May 2, 2017 (8:12 pm)
    That rice is cooked to perfection! Such an amazing combination of spices, it's definitely my kind of food. I can certainly go for a big plate and ask for a second portion too!
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    Traditionallymodernfood May 2, 2017 (8:12 pm)
    Never came across tasty bite brand seems so easy will check out during my next grocery trip. Brown rice pulav looks delish carrot and peas makes the pulav colorful
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      Molly Kumar May 3, 2017 (9:03 pm)
      Thanks Vidya. They are available in local stores like target, costco, wholefoods and more.
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    Daniela Anderson May 2, 2017 (8:14 pm)
    That rice is cooked to perfection! Such an amazing combination of spices and definitely my kind of food. I can certainly have a big plate and ask for a second portion too.
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    Dene' V. Alexander May 2, 2017 (10:49 pm)
    Love the creations you have made using these Tasty Bites ingredients! Beautiful photos of what reminds me of a fried rice - yummy!
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    Donna May 3, 2017 (2:54 am)
    This sounds like such a wonderful quick and easy side dish, which always comes in handy!! My kids would be all over it with the addition of the peas and cashews, so thats always a plus :)
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    Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 3, 2017 (2:58 am)
    That is a lovely recipe with brown rice. I am the only who eats brown rice at home and my husband hates it. I will try something other than just plain brown rice and maybe he would eat them as pulao.
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      Molly Kumar May 3, 2017 (6:10 am)
      Oh I totally get that dilemma as it's the same here but he doesnt get to know much with pualo ;)
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    Supriya Kutty May 3, 2017 (11:37 am)
    Great Combination . Cashew nuts and Peas in Pulao. It would be fun to have this. Soon i am gonna try this with the help of this Recipe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful and innovative Idea
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      Molly Kumar May 3, 2017 (9:01 pm)
      Thanks so much Supriya and glad you liked the recipe :)

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