Bagara rice is flavoured rice...I learnt this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khanna Kazana...Wonderful party food...Ingredients:
2 cups raw rice
1 onion sliced lengthwise
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup vegetables(carrot, beans, corn) anything of ur choice
2 tbsp ghee
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
Spice in a bag:
1 bay leaf
1 tsp saunf / fennel seeds
1" cinnamon stick
I always use frozen mixed vegetables..which is easy to use and readily available..
Heat ghee in a rice cooker (if u don have one use nonstick sauce pan). Add cumin seeds. Once aroma oozes out..Add onions and green chillies... fry till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste. Fry for 3 mts. Add the mixed vegetable and saute for few minutes. Add rice and 3.5 cups of water. Add salt.
Interesting part is, u gather these spices and tie it in a muslin cloth/ thin white cloth. Tie the knot tightly....Drop this bag in the water and close the cooker lid. Leave it for one whistle. Switch off the heat, let the cooker sit till its fully cooled down. Before serving, remove the spice bag..
Serve hot with vegetable kurma, chicken gravy or Bagara Baingan....