Mapillai Samba Rice and Vegetable Stir-Fry


1 cup Mapillai Samba rice

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 broccoli, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1 bell pepper,beans chopped

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground coriander

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Rinse the Mapillai Samba rice in cold water and soak it in water for 2 hours.
  • In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Stir in some salt and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the rice cook for 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  • While the rice is cooking, heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and saut√© until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped bell pepper, zucchini, and broccoli, beans to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the ground cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  • Serve the stir-fried vegetables over the cooked Mapillai Samba rice, garnished with chopped cilantro& Sesame seeds.

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