Soya Rice – Protein Packed Nutritious Pulao

Soya Rice is a nutritious soya chunk and rice recipe with fresh vegetables and aromatic spices to make it a balanced meal. Hope you like this recipe as you did like my previous recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Ingredients for Soya Rice:-

  • Half Cup Each of  – Basmati Rice And Soya Chunks
  • One-fourth Cup – Carrots(finely chopped), And Green Peas(Fresh or Frozen)
  • Half Teaspoon – Cumin Seeds
  • One Small Bay Leaf
  • Two-Three – Peppercorns
  • Ome Small Stick Of Cinnamon
  • Three – Cloves
  • One Medium – Onion(thinly sliced)
  • One – Green Chili(finely chopped)
  • One-Fourth Teaspoon – Turmeric Powder
  • Water As Required
  • Salt To Taste
  • One Tablespoon – Clarified Butter
  • Mint Leaves To Garnish


  1. Rinse rice two to three times in water and soak it in water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Rinse and soak soya chunks in hot water for fifteen minutes.
  3. After fifteen minutes, chunks will increase to almost double in size. Drain the excess water and again rinse them two to three times in water to remove raw smell.
  4. Heat clarified butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  5. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, and cloves and allow cumin seeds to sizzle. Add sliced onion and green chili and saute until onion turns transparent.
  6. Now add chopped carrot and green peas and saute for two-three minutes.
  7. Drain the excess water from soaked rice and add them in the pan.
  8. Next, add drained soya chunks and turmeric powder. Mix everything well and saute for a couple of minutes over medium heat.
  9. Time to add one and one-fourth cups of water and salt to taste; bring it to boil over medium heat.
  10. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to low and cook covered for about ten minutes.
  11. Do not open the lid in between as steam will escape and rice will not cook properly and become sticky.
  12. After ten minutes, turn off the heat and keep it over hot stove-top for at least 7-8 minutes. Now, remove the lid and fluff the cooked rice with a fork.
  13. Soya Rice is ready to be served.
  14. Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh mint leaves.


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