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Mixed Vegetables with Rice and Quinoa

Mixed Vegetables with Rice and Quinoa

This dish is prepared in the oven and you can serve it many ways!


  • 2 cups Mixed vegetables (frozen)

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice, washed

  • 1 cup Quinoa, washed

  • ¼ cup whole peanuts, raw (or unroasted cashews)

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced

  • 1 tablespoon green chili, minced

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon salt, as per taste

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil (optional)

  • 4 cups water


Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
Grease or spray a baking dish.
Put all the ingredients in the dish. Stir well. Check for salt to taste.
Cover with foil. Poke a few holes in the foil to release the steam.
Put in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Fluff the rice with a fork, and ready to serve with raita (recipe below)!

Ingredients for the Raita

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • ½ English cucumber, grated

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon green chilies, minced

  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin (toasted and coarsely ground)

  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon salt, to taste

Mix well. Can be stored in the fridge for a few days.

Other Serving Suggestions:

In a wrap with your favorite greens and protein
Grain Bowl topped with your veggies, dressing and nuts or seeds

[Makes 4 servings]