A Popular and simple Maharashtrian recipe is "Phodnicha Bhaat".If you've got some leftover rice that you did rather not go to waste,here is an easy way to turn your plain steamed leftover white rice into a fabulous new lip -smacking one dish meal within minutes.Whenever I end up with leftover rice I prepare this delicious dish. It can be served as breakfast ,brunch ,lunch or dinner.
1 cup cooked rice (I have used Leftover rice, but you can use freshly cooked rice also)
1/2 Onion chopped
2 tsp Roasted peanuts (optional)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder / 3 Green chillies
Curry leaves -few
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/4 tsp Hing /Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tbsp Oil
Chopped Coriander to garnish
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and Cumin seeds, allow to splutter. Then add curry leaves, hing and Turmeric powder.Then add chopped onions.Saute the onions till they turn translucent. Then add chopped green chilies, groundnuts (if using). . Finally add the leftover rice and salt.Mix well. Stir gently without mashing the rice. Cover the pan. Now let the rice and seasoning blend well for 2 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot.