When it is a busy day, elaborate lunch is impossible. I always go for variety rice like pulao or mixed vegetable rice which make things easy and time saving. It can be just enjoyedwith raita or yogurt and there is no compromising with taste.
3cups cooked rice
2cups chopped onions
1/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup peas
1/3 cup chopped green peppers
1/3 cup paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
1 cup soya chunks (soaked and drained)
2-3tsp biriyani or pulao masala(found in Indian grocery store)
Fresh chopped cilantro
cucumber cut in circles
tomato cut in circles
In a wok, add 4-5tbsp oil. When it warms up add onions and fry till translucent. To this add all the other vegetables and saute on medium heat. You can add more variety of vegetables if required. Remember not to add salt initially to any stir fried vegetables. They get watery and lose the taste. Let the vegetables get cooked for 10-12 minutes. Add paneer and soya chunks and saute for 5-10minutes.
Add the pulao-biriyani masala. If not garam masala also can be added. Add salt, stir gently and lower the heat. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. Finally add cooked rice and fold in gently. Remove from heat and garnish. Serve with cucumber-tomato salad and yogurt.