Pudina rice – Mint Rice

Marsha Gardner


We love rice of every kind. Basmati has a nutty flavor and when prepared with mint is very refreshing when served with a spicy meal.

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2 c
basmati rice
1/2 c
fresh mint leaves
green chili pepper
4 Tbsp
canola oil or ghee
1 Tbsp
cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
cardamom seeds
1 Tbsp
fresh ginger
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1/2 c
onion, chopped
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
3 c
kosher salt to taste

How to Make Pudina rice – Mint Rice


  • 1Rinse/wash basmati rice until the water is clear.
    Cook rice in a 3 cup water ( or according to package direction), set aside.
  • 2Make a smooth paste of mint leaves, pepper, ginger, garlic, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  • 3In a 4 quart pan, heat rest of the oil.
    When hot, add cumin seeds. Let it cook in oil for 20-30 seconds. Add cloves and cardamom seeds. Cook another 20 seconds. Add onion and sauté until onions are translucent
    Add mint paste and cook for 1 minute.
  • 4Add salt for your taste.
    Add cooked rice and mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes.
    Serve with plain yogurt if desired.

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Course/Dish: Rice Sides

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