Starting today, I am on a blogging marathon for the next seven days. Just like the previous marathons, we have a theme to choose. But this time, we have an option of doing two themes, one theme for three days and the other one for four days. I picked cooking with less than five ingredients and condiments. For cooking with five or less ingredients, we can count oil, salt and tempering/seasoning as one ingredient.
For the first day of the marathon, I made zucchini rice with five or less ingredients. I counted oil, salt and tempting ingredients as one ingredient. I adapted the recipe from Manjula’s Kitchen andsubstituted red chilies with green, cumin with caraway seeds and omitted the mustard seeds. The rice turned out good and it tasted like bagara rice (without any vegetables). I was tempted to add a few more ingredients to further enhance the flavor but held backed as I had to cook with five or less ingredients. The next time I make, I will certainly add a few more. This rice is cooked by sautéing shredded zucchini & rice in the tempering and then cooking the rice until done. Here is how I made.