Mixed rice is a boon when it comes to quick lunch plans and also for packing up food for work. It has for heaven sake been our family favorite too and we enjoy such rices much better than sambar and rasam types of large spreads.
A rice with fresh mint flavor can sure be your favorite too.
Spare ten mins in your kitchen to make mint rice mix and enjoy making mint rice as and when you like just in a jiffy :)
Mint leaves - 1 bunch
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 6
Tamarind paste - 1 tblsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Salt - for taste
Onion - 1
Oil - 3 tblsp
Pluck, clean and wash the mint leaves.
Grind mint leaves, scrapped coconut, red chillies, tamarind paste, jaggery and salt together into a smooth paste by adding some water. Keep it aside.
Dice onion into small squares.
Take 3 tblsp of oil in a pan and fry the onions until transparent. Now add the ground mint paste and cook on medium flame until it is well cooked and becomes a thick paste.
Once done allow it to cool for a while and transfer to a clean bottle.
Store in referegerator and use. It will last fresh for two weeks.
To make mint rice:
Cook rice and separate the grains by adding some ghee to it.
Now mix the mint rice paste that we made above with the cooked plain rice. See to that you dont smash the rice.
Serve it with chips.
Enjoy the mint flavored rice :)
Remember to cook rice with a little less water than usual to keep the grains separated.
You can use basmathi rice for making this mint rice.
Written by: Nithya
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