Indian Zucchini And Rice Recipe

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Indian Zucchini And Rice
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  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed ( jeera)
  • 2 bay leaves (tajpat)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • small piece of cinnamon stick about 1/2 inch (dal chini)
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to oil; if the cumin cracks right away oil is ready.
  3. Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds to the oil.
  4. After seeds crack add red pepper and bay leaves.
  5. Add rice and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add water, zucchini, salt and lemon juice.
  7. Stir and bring to boil.
  8. After rice comes to a boil turn the heat down to low and cover the pan.
  9. Cook rice for about fifteen minutes or until the rice is tender and the water has evaporated.
  10. Serve as is, with soup, yogurt, and pickle.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 258.96 Kcal (1084 kJ)
Calories from fat 44.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 2.54mg 1%
Sodium 301.42mg 13%
Potassium 382.51mg 8%
Total Carbs 46.91g 16%
Sugars 5.75g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3.26g 13%
Protein 5.04g 10%
Vitamin C 158.5mg 264%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 33.8mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 79.82 Kcal (334 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.54g 8%
Cholesterol 0.78mg 1%
Sodium 92.9mg 13%
Potassium 117.9mg 8%
Total Carbs 14.46g 16%
Sugars 1.77g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 13%
Protein 1.55g 10%
Vitamin C 48.8mg 264%
Iron 0.7mg 12%
Calcium 10.4mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.9
  • 7

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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