This is a very simple and flavorful rice prepared with fresh mint leaves. It is very easy and quick to prepare that you can put up for lunch or dinner in no-time. It is a quick fix for lunch. It is great especially when you are tight for time. It is not only easy but also nutritious. It can be prepared with any rice or millets or quinoa. You can use leftover rice also for this. It is perfect for lunchbox both for kids and adults. If preferred, you can add sauteed paneer cubes (optional) to the mint rice. Mint rice can be served with any vegetable curry or a simple raita or chips. Potato fry goes very well with this mint rice. Today we will learn how to make easy, filling and flavorful mint rice following this simple recipe.
Wash and soak Basmati Rice in water for 20 minutes.
Then drain the water and cook rice adding 2 cups of boiling water in a rice cooker/pressure cooker.
Finely chop onions and keep it aside.
Grind pudina/mint leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic to a fine paste.
Heat oil and add the ingredients mentioned under “for the seasoning”.
Add onions and sauté till they turn pink.
Add the ground paste, salt required and fry till oil separates. It will take only a few minutes.
Add the cooked rice and paneer cubes and mix well.
Serve hot with any raita or just chips or appalam.
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