Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice is an easy and tasty alternative to plain rice. Cilantro leaves  is nothing but coriander leaves. This one pot dish is really aromatic. Have it with raita , pickle , or with any veg / non-veg Curry

Check out other one pot rice dishes like

Palak Pulao

Tomato Rice

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 15-20 minutes

Ingredients : 

  1. Basmati Rice – 2.5 cups
  2. bay leaves – 2
  3. cloves – 5
  4. black pepper corn – 7
  5. cinnamon – 1 inch piece
  6. cardamom – 4
  7. onion – 2 medium (sliced)
  8. turmeric powder – a pinch
  9. boiling water – 5 cups
  10. potato – 2 medium (chopped) (optional)
  11. peas – 1/3 cups (optional)
  12. oil, salt

For cilantro paste :

  1. coriander leaves / cilantro – 1 cup (chopped)
  2. green chillies – 5
  3. ginger – 1 inch
  4. garlic – 8 cloves
  5. cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  6. fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
  7. coconut grated – 5 tablepsoon

Method :

Step 1 : Rinse and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Grind the ingredients of the cilantro paste with water (approx. 5 tablespoon) in a grinder and keep it ready.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan. saute cloves, peppercorn, cinnamon and cardamom until they become fragrant. Add onions and saute till they become golden.

Step 3 :  Add the cilantro paste  and turmeric powder. Stir well. saute for a couple of minutes in low flame. Add potatoes and peas (optional).

 Step 4: Now add rice. Stir gently and saute for a minute.

 Step 5 : Add boiling water . Season with salt. Cover and cook till the rice is done.

 

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