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Easy Mint Rice/Pulao in Rice Cooker

This Mint rice/Pulao is an easy one pot flavorful dish.

 

Mint Rice

Mint is used widely in different cuisines.They are added in spicy dishes to desserts.As they have strong flavor,they should be added carefully.If not,it would take over the other flavor of the dish.

Mint rice is an easy and yummy dish you can prepare quickly.You need only few ingredients.This is perfect for your kids lunch box or at your work place.It is usually served with Onion Raita or any of your favorite gravy.I made here in Rice cooker.You can make it in your normal pressure cooker or pot.

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Mint Rice/Pulao

How I made Mint rice

Preparing Mint rice is so easy.Just grinding the spices and cooking it with rice. Delicious Mint rice is ready to be served.You can add any veggies you like or you can make it plain.I added potatoes and few green peas.You can add Cauliflower or carrots.

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INGREDIENTS

Basmati Rice – 1 1/2 cups

Onion – 1/2 cup thinly sliced

Potato – 1 medium sized cubed

Frozen Green peas – 1/4 cup

Bay leaves- 2

Cinnamon Stick – 1/2 inch

Cardamom – 2

Cloves – 2

Pepper corns – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli Powder – 3/4 tsp

Biriyani Masala – 1 tsp

Salt – As required

Water – 3 cups

Lemon Juice – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 tsp

To grind

Mint leaves – 1/4 cup

Ginger Garlic paste – 1/4 tsp

Green Chili – 2 nos

Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp

METHOD

  • Soak Basmati Rice for 30 minutes.Do not soak for more.It will become mushy.Strain it.
  • Grind all the ingredients under ‘To grind’ with little water to a paste.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan.
  • Temper Bay leaf,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and pepper corns.
  • Saute’ onions till golden.
  • Add the grounded paste and saute’ till raw smell goes.
  • Add veggies and mix well.
  • Add strained rice.
  • Transfer to rice cooker.Add water,lemon juice and salt.
  • Switch on the rice cooker.
  • It will switch off when cooked.
  • Serve with raita or your favorite gravy.

NOTES

  1. Basmati Rice and water ratio is 1:2.
  2. Soak rice for maximum 30 minutes.Not  more than that.
  3. Adding Lemon juice helps to prevent rice from becoming mushy.The grains will be separate.
  4. Add veggies of your choice.
  5. You can make this in normal pressure cooker.
  6. If you are making in a pot,after adding water close it and cook in medium flame till cooked.

 

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Mint Rice/Pulao
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 no Potato cubed
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 2 nos Bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 nos Cardamom
  • 2 nos Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Biriyani Masala
  • Salt as required
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter
To grind
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 nos Green Chili
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
Instructions
  1. Soak Basmati Rice for 30 minutes. Do not soak for more. It will become mushy.Strain it.

  2. Grind all the ingredients under 'To grind' with little water to a paste.

  3. Heat oil and ghee in a pan.

  4. Temper Bay leaf,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and pepper corns.

  5. Saute' onions till golden.

  6. Add the grounded paste and saute' till raw smell goes.

  7. Add veggies and mix well.

  8. Add strained rice.

  9. Transfer to rice cooker.Add water,lemon juice and salt.

  10. Switch on the rice cooker.

  11. It will switch off when cooked.

  12. Serve with raita or your favorite gravy.

Recipe Notes
  1. Basmati Rice and water ratio is 1:2.
  2. Soak rice for maximum 30 minutes.Not  more than that.
  3. Adding Lemon juice helps to prevent rice from becoming mushy.The grains will be separate.
  4. Add veggies of your choice.
  5. You can make this in normal pressure cooker.
  6. If you are making in a pot,after adding water close it and cook in medium flame till cooked.

 

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Mint Rice/Pulao

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. I love anything with mint 🙂 This must have tasted great !!

    1. It tasted great indeed.. Thank you 😊

  2. So delicious.. love the mint flavour

  3. aanchalgupta3

    Love these simple,one pot meals! So yummy!

    1. These one pot meals are real bless.. Thank you 😊

  4. The mint must be giving such freshness to the dish. Love such one pot meals.

  5. I love minty rice. In fact I like mint in everything from drinks to rice to curries. I wil try this recipe.

    1. When you try let me know your feedback ☺… Thank you dear 😊

  6. I love rice and mint sounds so delicious !!

  7. easy and quick recipe but super yummy!

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