Monday, January 9, 2012

Mint Rice

Mint rice

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 :)

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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

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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Written by: Nithya
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Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful recipe Nithya, thats a great paste to have in the fridge at all times!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice simple version... What was hubby's comment?

Anonymous said...

Love how you took the pics outside with the greenary..

Anonymous said...

Nice recipe Nitya..!! simple and delicious..useful for lunch boxes !!

Unknown said...

Looks so flavourful and yummy...Luv the new style in the pics...Cool!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and stunning pics of Mint rice with the natural background.

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Aarthi said...

wow..what a flavourful rice..yummy...tasty one..Bookmarked


kittymatti said...

fantastic nithya!!! too good :) love the idea of making it a ready to use paste!

Archana said...

Thanks Nitya. This will be fantastic when it comes to quick dinners too with my girls

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy rice.

Sravs said...

delicious and mouthwatering rice !!

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Suja Manoj said...

Stunning pictures,mouthwatering and flavorful rice..

Unknown said...

oh this is nice way to store mint mix in time of need, can imagine the flavors!

chow and chatter said...

lovely my mum in law makes this

VineelaSiva said...

Yummy and tasty rice.I too prpeare this rice but never know to store the paste.Very nice.

Gayathri NG said...

delicious n flavourful rice...

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a flavourful paste,loving it..

Abhilash Pillai said...

Hope Abhilash enjoys this as well

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Such an awesome and tempting paste

Anzz said...

The recipe sounds wonderful. i love your clicks. They make you almost smell the food. :)

Shilpakiran said...

mint rice looks delicious .. glad to follow ur blog

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Everything is looking nice Nithi..perfect lunch box rice.. yumm :)

Sangeetha M said...

super healthy and flavorful rice...bookmarked...
Stunning pic nithi...

Unknown said...

Flavorful & delicious rice...Making a paste & using it where ever you want it is simply superb. It makes life easier..

Raks said...

Hi Nithi! Hope you had a great start ahead of year 2012! :) Loved your set up, wonderful photography!

Kalyani said...

nice readymade paste for one pot meals.. bookmarked :) btw, loved reading all ur posts on ur Italy trip!

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Sangeetha M said...

I tried this mint thuvaiyal,loved it a kids too liked eating this rice along with ghee...thanks for the recipe n long back tried your sweet corn pulao too my first sweet corn recipe :) that also came out really good n we enjoyed thoroughly ...
Btw this pics n presentation were so awesome,loved it !!

Geetha said...

Your Mint Rice recipe is just great. I tried it and me and my daughter liked it a lot. Thanks

Vidhya Ganesan said...

Nithya... We prepare the paste adding coriader leaves ...for 2 bunches of cori leaves, we add a bunch of mint leaves and a few garlic...I found a slight alteration in your recipe...adding jaggery, onion and coconut... I tried it too.. This new version got more appreciations from kids to elders..Thanks a lot Nithya!

Pavithra said...

This was great thanks

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