Confetti Rice

Confetti Rice

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Adjust Servings:
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Caraway Seeds
1 cup Basmati Rice
1.5 cups Filtered Water
0.5 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 cup Frozen Vegetable Medley

Confetti Rice

  • 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy




Confetti rice upgrade your rice by adding vegetables!

Rice is one of my favorite comfort foods.

It’s even great on its own, especially when adding vegetables.

One thing that I always have on hand are frozen vegetables. They are so versatile and cheap!

So one day I asked myself, why do I always cook the vegetables separate from my rice?

This one pot, confetti rice is not only easy but great for meal prep as well!

Though I do not have kids, I think this would be a good option to adding more vegetables into their diet as it makes it visually more fun.

The most common frozen vegetable medley contains corn, carrot, peas and green beans.

You can also add other frozen veggies like broccoli, bell pepper or cauliflower.

What makes this recipe so easy is that it is all made in 1 pot.

First, the rice is cooked then the remaining steam and heat defrost and lightly cook the vegetables.

If you are using bigger frozen vegetables, be sure to chop them up first.

I am using basmati rice but you can also use brown, wild or any kind of rice you like.

For another level of flavor and fragrance, I am adding toasted caraway seeds.

This step is completely optional but I do hope you give it a try!

Serve it along side some fish, chicken or anything else you like.

I like using any kind of vegetable medley and the most common and colorful is this corn, carrot, pea and green bean mix!





Wash The Rice

First, add the rice to a big bowl and add water.

Wash and rinse the rice until the water runs clear, about 6-8 times.

Allow the excess water to drop off by placing the rice into a strainer for a few minutes.


Toast The Caraway Seeds & Rice

Heat a sauce pan on high heat and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil.

Once the oil is hot, add the caraway seeds. Stir and toast until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Next, add the rice and stir and toast for another minute.


Add The Water and Simmer

Add cold water to the toasted rice and caraway seeds then cover the pot.

Immediately, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed.


Fluff The Rice and Add the Vegetables

Uncover the pot then turn off the heat.

Using a fork, fluff the rice then season with salt.

Lastly, add the frozen and thawed vegetables and fluff again.

Allow the hot steam to heat through the vegetables then serve or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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