Mint Rice

Yesterday was just like any other weekend. Only difference is, we continue to do our tradition of decorating christmas tree. After all the chores, I had no energy to cook multiple dishes for dinner so decided to cook simple rice. So ended up making mint rice (pressure cook method)


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Here is our Christmas tree:

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Here is the recipe.

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Ingredients:

Mint - 2 bunches
cilantro - 1 bunch
Rice - 2 cups
6 green chillies ( increase or decrease as per your spice level)
ginger - 1/4 inch
salt - as per taste
garlic - 2 pods
4 cloves
bay leaf
onion - 1 medium size cut in strips
1tbsp cashew nuts (Optional)
oil

Preparation:

Pressure cook method: 


Wash and chop mint and cilantro and grind into coarse paste along with green chilies.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic and keep it aside.

In a pressure pan add oil. Once oil is hot add cashew nuts, cloves, bay leaf sauté till they are light brown then add onions and ginger garlic paste. Once onions turn golden add mint, cilantro paste and cook for 2 more minutes. Now add washed rice, water(1:2 ratio) and salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the heat.


Using Cooked rice method: 

Cook rice (using 1:2 ratio of rice to water). Once rice is cooked spread it out in a wide pan and cool it.
Wash and chop mint and cilantro and grind into coarse paste along with green chilies.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic and keep it aside.

In a wok add oil. Once oil is hot add cashew nuts, cloves, bay leaf sauté till they are light brown then add onions and ginger garlic paste. Once onions turn golden add mint, cilantro paste and cook for 2 more minutes. Now add rice and salt and mix well and turn off the heat.

Delicious mint rice is ready to be served. Serve with raita.

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2 comments:

  1. We are planning to decorate our christmas tree this weekend,kids are bit busy with their studies now, cute tree.

    Flavourful one pot meal,love it.

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