Jun 16, 2010

Mint - Coriander Rice ( Pressure Cooker Method )

Mint - Coriander Rice ( Pressure Cooker Method )

Serves: 2

You will need

1 cup Jeerakasala Rice
1 1/2 cup water
2 teaspoon ghee
3 cardamom
3 cloves
2 small cinnamon sticks
1 onion, finely sliced
1 cup coriander and mint leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt


Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes. Drain out water completely.

Wash and chop mint and coriander leaves.

In a pressure cooker, heat ghee. Add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon sticks. Fry on a low heat till fragrant ( 2 - 3 minutes ).

Add finely sliced onions. Fry for 3 minutes till golden color.

Add rice, chopped mint - coriander leaves, salt to taste and 1 1/2 cup water. Close the lid . Reduce heat to high and pressure cook on high heat for 3 whistles. Switch off the heat and allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.

Serve with Chicken curry / Vegetable korma .....

Jeerakasala Rice

Jeerakasala, a small aromatic rice variety ( more tastier and aromatic than basmati rice ). It is pure white in color, fine grains gives off a pleasing aroma when cooking. It is also know as '' Biryani Rice '' in Kerala and available at whole sale rice merchants in Chennai ( Rs60 / kg ).

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