Mint rice/ Pudhina rice

Mint is a zingy culinary herb which is well-known for years all over the world and is no new for Indians as they use a dash of mint leaves in almost everything like mocktails, raita, biryani, squash and the list longs with no end.

As a mouth freshener, as an indigestion reliever, as a stress reliever, as a brain booster, mint leaves hold a great place among the herbs world. Mint leaves enclose a good amount of folic acid which is very crucial during pregnancy period. 

I have started making easy one-pot meal 'Mint Rice' during my first trimester and it has been a part of our routine food henceforth.

A very flavorful, easy to make, 'No onion, No tomato' recipe which could be a health filling lunch box recipe for your kids. Yes, it stands as a perfect partner for a lazy day. And again yes, it gives hand to you, if you plan to cook in hurry burry. Mint rice goes well with onion raita and spicy potato fry.

A perfect 'one-pot meal' made with grinding just 5 ingredients is here just for you.

⏲Preparation Time: 10 minutes
⏲Cooking Time: 15 minutes
🍴Servings: 2 to 3

What to Use?
  • Rice - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - as required
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
To grind:
  • Mint leaves - 1 cup (tightly packed)
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3
  • Coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1-inch piece
  • Garlic - 5 to 6 cloves

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How to Make?
  • Wash mint leaves in a large bowl of water.
  • Grind green chillies, ginger, garlic, and coconut along with the mint leaves to get a smooth green paste.
  • In a pressure cooker, take some oil and add bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Once the flavour of the spices comes out, add the green paste along with the required salt and saute well.

  • Add washed uncooked rice to the cooker and saute for 30 seconds.

  • Now, add water to the cooker and close it.

  • Once the meal starts to boil, put on the whistle and simmer the flame for 7 minutes.
  • When the pressure releases, flavorful mint rice would be ready to eat or pack.

  • Always avoid washing greens in running water as the nutrients could also get washed away.
  • If you have a handy homemade ginger-garlic paste, add it after the spices and saute until the raw flavour goes away. Then add the mint- coconut- green chilli paste which you need not saute for a long time.
  • I sprinkle some fresh mint leaves as a final touch to add more flavour to the dish.


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