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Cabbage Rice (Cabbage Pulao) - Instant Pot

Cabbage Rice or pulao is a simple one pot healthy rice dish made with cabbage, rice and few spices
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka Style, South Indian
Keyword cabbage, cabbage rice, gluten-free, instant pot, one pot, pressure cooker recipe, rice recipes, vegan
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 220kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

  • Measurements Used – 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice short grain rice can also be used
  • 2.5 cups Cabbage shredded or finely chopped
  • ½ cup Green peas (fresh/frozen)
  • 1 medium Onion thinly sized
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (jeera) seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder or biryani masala powder
  • juice of half lemon
  • 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups Water

To Grind/Blend

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  • Grind/Blend together green chillies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves ,cardamom together to a coarse paste.Keep aside.You can also add 2 tablespoon of fresh coconut while grinding tastes great.
  • Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. Add oil in to the POT.Once oil is hot, add in the cumin/jeera.Then add the blended mixture and Saute for 15 secs.
    Note: the mixture can stick or burn to the bottom so stir continuously.
  • Then add in the onions and Saute until onions turn light brown in color.
  • Now add in the chopped cabbage,green peas,turmeric powder ,mix well and saute for 30 secs.
  • Add basmati rice, garam masala ,salt ,water and give a quick stir.
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn pressure valve to SEALING position.Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes
  • Do a QUICK RELEASE(QR) OR if you have time wait for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE(NPR).
  • Add juice of half lemon and garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Cabbage Rice or Cabbage pulao is ready, serve with yogurt,raita.

Indian Pressure Cooker Method:

  • Grind/Blend together green chillies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves ,cardamom together to a coarse paste.Keep aside.You can also add 2 tablespoon of fresh coconut while grinding tastes great.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add in the cumin/jeera.Then add blended mixture and Saute for 15 secs.Note: the mixture can stick or burn to the bottom so stir continuously.
  • Then add in the onions and Saute until onions turn light brown in color.
  • Now add in the chopped cabbage,green peas,turmeric powder ,mix well and saute for 30 secs.
  • Add basmati rice, garam masala ,salt ,water and give a quick stir.
  • Close the lid and put the whistle weight on. Cook for 2 whistles on medium flame and turn off the gas.
  • Once the pressure has released, open the lid and gently fluff up the rice
  • Add juice of half lemon and garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Cabbage Rice or Cabbage pulao is ready, serve with yogurt,raita.

Notes

1.You can also add 2 tablespoon of shredded coconut(fresh or frozen) while grinding, gives an extra flavour. But its optional if you dont have it.
2.I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 80g | Trans Fat: 9g | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 66.8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.2mg