Sunday, 26 July 2015

Coriander Rice !


This is one of my favorite leftover rice recipes as it is delicious and refreshing and no one would ever know it is made of leftover rice. Sometimes I do make it with freshly prepared rice too for lunch box. 
The addition of peanuts gives a nice crunch and the cloves and ginger accentuates the flavor making it a delectable recipe yet so simple.


INGREDIENTS (No Onion No Garlic)

1 cup boiled rice (or leftover boiled rice)
To Grind to a paste:
  • handful of fresh chopped coriander
  • few mint leaves
  • 2 Green Chillis
  • 2 -3 Cloves
  • marble size tamarind
  • salt as needed
  • 1 inch ginger piece
To Temper
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • a pinch of hing (asafoedita)
  • 2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts

STEPS
  • Grind all the ingredients mentioned under "To Grind" list to a smooth paste adding little water.

  •  In a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and urad dal, once mustard splutters and urad dal turns slightly brown, add cumin, hing and peanuts.
  • When the peanuts are fried well, add the ground paste and required salt.


  •  In a low flame, just keep stirring for max minutes till the raw smell of coriander slightly fades, but make sure you dont overcook it else the mixture turns dark green to black.
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well carefully without breaking  so that every rice is coated well.
  • Drizzle some ghee (optional) and give a stir and your aromatic and refreshing coriander ice is ready.
 NOTES
  • Always use fresh coriander for this. Its okay even if you dont have that few mint leaves.
  • Utilise your left over rice and make this delicious rice recipe. 
  • Add a tbsp of ghee  (optional) atlast when mixing the rice, it adds to a nice flavor.
  • Serve with a simple raita or fryums.
  • I made it a No Onion, No Garlic recipe, but you can also saute some sliced onions in oil before adding the ground paste and add garlic when grinding the other ingredients.

With Love,

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